this is exactly the point : I am unable to install Oscar on Windows 10 ! As mentioned, I can't even get to creating my ( new ) profile for importing the data.
All I get is the error message I mentioned above.
Yes, I do have all the previous data from the SD card, but they are of no use to me . What I really want is to be able to see the new data every day, which I cannot do because Oscar won't install properly.
I tried Sleepyhead, It goes in, but the graphs and data summary are no longer there. Only the overall score. . They were there until recently.
Thanks for whatever insight you can provide
I have been using Oscar on Windows 7. Now I switched to Windows 10. I have installed Oscar again on Windows 10 but I can't see how to create my profile to import the data from the SD card as I have always done. AS I click on Oscar to launch it, I no longer get the usual interface asking me to import the data ( from the SD) or telling me to create a new profile. Instead, I get message saying
QUOTE unable to write to Oscar Data Directory c:/users/my name/Documents/. Error code 5. Access is denied. Oscar must exit.. UNQUOTE
To begin with, I never asked to write the data to that folder . That messages pops up automatically. Before this message, I also got another prompt giving me a YES or No option which was not clear. I never got it again after that.
What should I do to create a profile to import the data?
I thought, too that the snoring could perhaps be caused by insufficient inhaling pressure in the mask and I slightly increased it from 16 to 16.5. I'll see if it decreases snoring and the hypoapneas. If not, I'll adjust it a little more, by small increments.
I didn't think it necessary to increase the exhaling pressure ( 12cmH2O, the lower value) because it might make exhaling harder.
Here are the pressure and the snore graphs.
Thanks for your comments
I am curious about the Snore pattern.
Over a month , the score of my snore events in Oscar is between 0.00 and 0.50 in the 95% column. On the surface, it looks O.K., except that if I look at the Snore MAX values column, the readings go repeatedly up to 3 or even 4 during a given night and I noticed that the higher the snore MAX values, also the higher is the number of AHI’s, chiefly OA’s and H. .
I don’t know if snoring can trigger AHI’s or if the reverse is true, but I wonder if a bad snoring score, when it occurs, can itself account for poor quality sleep ( interruptions? wakeups?), because lately I wake up more sluggish than in the past, no doubt also on account of the nasty heat wave that has hit us hard here , but may be there is something else .
I am also thinking of increasing the mask pressure from 12-16 cmH2O, to 13-16. May be this will further clear up my airway, possibly decreasing the hypoapneas, which still frequently occur and which may still affect the quality of sleep, although not as much as OA’s.
I am attaching last night report concerning the Snore events.
Incidentally, after speaking to the clinic, I found that the large leaks problem I had previously reported, was due to a bad adjustment of the mask. I raised it a bit higher on the face by tightening the upper straps and the large leaks have now disappeared.
Thanks as usual
I am trying to understand the relationship between Flow Limit and obstructive apneas. It may appear just an academic exercise because my therapy has been working well since I first started and O.A.’s have practically disappeared, but it is nevertheless something I want to clarify because I always like to understand things.
I submit two daily records, one showing 0.00 AHI’s and one showing 6.05 AHI’s . The Flow Limit patterns are different . On the one showing 6.05 AHI’s the Flow Limit spikes up close to 1, the maximum value on the Y axis, whereas the report with 0.00 AHI’s has a much flatter F.L. profile .Am I correct in understanding that a flatter F.L. profile points to a better sleep pattern in terms of apneas and viceversa?
I received my Respironics Mask liners from Amazon. I put one on last night. A bit uncomfortable at first, because of the thickness of the fabric and also the size of mouth opening on the fabric, somewhat small, I thought. It touched my lips. But I could breathe OK and it didn't bother me during the night. The large leaks were however worse than ever. Practically uninterrupted from 3:30 to 6:30, some lasting 60 min, a few 30 and 40 min, for a total of 46% of sleep time. I don't know if it is because of the liners. I decreased the Ramp setting from 12 back to 10. See how it goes.
I'm still not too sure how to read the Flow rate in connection with the LL. . I zoomed it max. THe AHI's are minimal, even by zooming. The Flow Rate waveform goes from +180 to - 120. I don't know what is the relevance of this amplitude..
I think these LL affect my sleep in a subtle way. I don't know if these machines go out of adjustment and need to be re-calibrated. I'll contact the sleep clinic to see if there are adjustments to be made or perhaps have the seal replaced.
Here is the graphic, if you can glean something that I don't see..
OK, thanks for the hint. Anyway there were no LL last night, may be because I slightly retensioned the left strap which had a little more slack than the right one.
I enclose today's report again, with maximum zoom on the Flow rate graph, showing 5 secs spans. I don't know how to interpret it in reference to the Large Leaks and possible hidden AHI's , if any. For one thing, I see no additional AHI events under the LL sections or anywhere in the event flag graph, even with max zoom. . Does this mean that there are no hidden AHI's ? Where would these hidden AHI's show at max Zoom level, if any?
Regarding the LL issue, I conducted a retroactive search since I began the therapy in June 2020. It appears that these LL started cropping in mid June 2021, intermittently at first and then picking up in number and duration. I never tried other masks, but I can only breathe through the mouth, due to a almost permanently blocked nose and polyps on the throat., so I cannot use either pillows or the other masks you suggested.
My doctor knows that I cannot breathe through the nose, but the therapy has been so far successful, unless the large leaks issue has a negative bearing if it continues. I'll see how it goes with the liners. If worse comes to worse, I'll have to replace the silicon seal.
The LL seem to be ongoing I ordered mask liners from Amazon, hoping they will fix the problem.
Last night’s report, too, shows them at 30% above the red mark, with only 0.67 AHI’s, but none in the LL area. I don’t know if they are hidden, which would make the report inaccurate.
The LL statistics are:
Min. 0.00, Median 6.0, 95%= 38.4, Max 51.6
Flow limit : min 0.00, Med. 0.00, 95% 0.12, max 0.69
I increased the Ramp Start . Now on the machine display, the Start Pressure is 12 , with Ramp time =auto, but the Sleepy Head report shows Ramp Off.
I don’t know if you need the report for further comments. If you do, let me know. I don’t want to take up too much of your time.
I tried to remove the calendar again, but there are no more details than those already shown with the calendar on.
I increased the Ramp start pressure to 12 as suggested, but I don’t quite understand because the pressure is already set at 12-16, so the machine should already work at 12.
I enclose last night’s report. It shows quite a high % of LL, around 57%, the highest so far. On a closer look, I find a few oddities.
The total sleep time is only about 4 hrs. In reality, it is longer than that, because I recall waking up with the mask still on at about 6 a.m. I then removed it and continued to sleep without it until around 9 a.m.
The type of mask in the Resmed machine showed as pillows, instead as full face. I don’t know if this has any bearing, but I corrected it.
The humidity level is set at 5, but last night I had an unusually dry mouth and this morning I found some water in the tank, which is usually empty.