Not only do I use SleepyHead to read my results, weekly, or daily when I think I had a bad night.
Download the latest version o SleepyHead here: https://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/
Many users on http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/ use the software and your will find support in the forum for understanding the Sleepyhead readings,
I learned how to make the clinical settings in my Resmed Airsend 10 operating in the APAP mode and immediately lowered the max pressure from 20 to ten which eliminated most mask leaks and the tendency of pressure to increase as the night progressed to a point it was blowing the mask to the point it sounded like it was farting from the leaks. Over time I could see that this reduction in pressure lowered my AHI, without affecting any of the other therapy effects - such as obstructive index, hypoponeas, or RERA events.
When I go to the new doctor, I am going to take a copy of the latest version of SleepyHead on a zip drive along with the link to the Sleepyhead web page.
Also have a copy of RESMED's RESCAN software and it is like a cripple version of SleepyHead becasue it provides less data.
I use Sleepyhead and tried the FlashAir card. Cost $35 on Amazon. I could never get it to work, dispte losts of support from forum. So I wnet back to taking the card out of the Resmed and inserting itin a USB card reader. ALways lock it first.
So how did you resolve the problem of the mouth breathing because that seems the only way I breath when I am asleep!
It the VA, can you trust anything they say?
Yes, I have used Ambien for over a year. However after about six months it becomes less effective as body seems to get used to it. Higher dosage is not recommended to solve that issue. Also tried Lunesta 1 & 2mg strength, saw no real effect at making me sleepy. Most effective drug I have found for the past four months is Diazepam (Valium) 5mg or 10mg. 5mg works for me but 10mg results in faster falling asleep and longer sleep. Trazadone never worked for me - made me more awake, not sleepy!
I have also found that a nice size glass of good tasting wine (without any of the above drugs) also hels me fall asleep but does not keep me asleep for more than a couple of hours.
ALso take Gabapentin 2x 300mg, however, I can see thisis doing nothing, although Gabapentin is also suppose to cause some slepiness - I never experienced any.
There is a very good article from Johns Hopkins on the treatment of RLS at this web link:
For me the Benzodiazepines Receptor Agonists - like Valium have had the best results for staying asleep, which RLS disturbs so my next doctor vist will discuss this as I continue the gabapetin while using the 5mg diazepam.
Since my problem is dry mouth when using the CPAP so far the only way I can overcome this is is to have some type of drug in my system that focres me to speel through the period of DRY MOUTH
Not really, the CPAP seems to work fine, I cannot find a mask that prevent DRY MOUTH, which awakens me every couple of hours and results in unsatisfactory sleep. I have been fighting this problem for six months since I got the Resmed Airsense 10. Had five different masks with varying results NONE of which has helped with the DRY MOUTH problem.
If DRY MOUTH could be solved then CPAP usage would be perfect. Any solutions?