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Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 pm

My SleepyHead software experience....

I ran a report for my Phillips Respironics BiPAP System One machine. The results did not look correct at all. I then noticed there had been an update to SleepyHead software so I updated, then re-imported my card data. Still wasn't correct. I went to our local DME respiratory company and had them run the data. Wow, am I glad I did. The commercial data software showed I used the machine an average of 2 hours and 10 minutes more per night than SleepyHead software did! I attempted to contact SleepyHead a couple of different ways but their website has a broken link in one area and says under construction using a different link. If a commercial truck driver or pilot used SleepyHead software to submit to their licensing agency they would likely lose their license. Not good. It's best to double check to see if you are getting accurate readings before risking your livelihood.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Pugsy on Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:58 am

panforte09 wrote:Hi Pugsy
Can you please send sleepyhead program download link? thank you


I just put a new link up on the very top of the very first post on very first page of this thread.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by panforte09 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:24 am

Hi Pugsy
Can you please send sleepyhead program download link? thank you

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Pugsy on Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:54 pm

LoBattery wrote:Would there be any data that could be viewed from the Airsense 10 CPAP?


No. Not using SleepyHead because SleepyHead needs some of the detailed data files that this model doesn't do but you can get some basic summary data if you use ResScan. Windows only though.

LoBattery wrote:I found Sleepyhead in Programs. I was thinking that there should be an icon for it on the desktop. Should there be?

Should be...which version did you get? You can create a desktop icon shortcut if you can't get it to put one on your computer. What operating system is on your computer and which version of SH did you get?

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by LoBattery on Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:22 pm

"Edit 10/28/2106 to add the link to RobySue's tutorial on Sleepyhead."

Just how long have I been sleeping?

I just purchased a 10 Auto but have no data on SD card yet. Haven't read through everything yet, I appeared to download. Screens seem to work. Then I tried loading in data from my 10 CPAP as a test, it went through the process. Then I tried to look at it and said no data. I know this brick machine doesn't provide a lot of data, but I thought some would appear. I then shut down the laptop and powered it back up. There is no icon for entering the program, just the load in wizard. WIN7 1.0.0-beta-2

Would there be any data that could be viewed from the Airsense 10 CPAP?

I found Sleepyhead in Programs. I was thinking that there should be an icon for it on the desktop. Should there be?

Thanks

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by seajay on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:39 pm

Thanks Pugsy.

I got exactly what I wanted. I didn't know how to get into the clinical menu. Now I do!!\

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Pugsy on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:09 pm

seajay wrote:I'm an old patient that just got a ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV. Can you tell me how to get to all the numbers on this machine?


What numbers are you wanting?
SleepyHead works reasonably well with the AirCurve models.
https://sleep.tnet.com/equipment
If your computer is Windows you could also use ResScan. See the above link for information and further links to the software.
If you are just wanting to get to the clinical setup menu you can find those instructions here
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-p ... tup-manual

This thread really doesn't get much action and it would be best to start a new thread with your specific questions so that it can get the attention you deserve. It will get lost in this thread.
So I suggest you start a new topic if the above links don't answer your questions.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by seajay on Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:55 pm

Pupsy,

I'm an old patient that just got a ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV. Can you tell me how to get to all the numbers on this machine?

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by chronic on Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:38 am

Thanks Pugsy! I put sleepyhead on my computer a couple of days ago. Works like a charm.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Watts on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:47 pm

I tried in on my windows 10 machine later today and had the same results too

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Pugsy on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:07 am

Watts wrote:Hi Pugsy. I just received my new System One Auto 8/31. I downloaded Sleepyhead and it work great for 3 or 4 days importing data from my SD card. Since though every time I try to import Sleepyhead crashes. Any thoughts what could be happening. BTW I use Sleepyhead for MAC beta the latest version.


Sorry...have no idea. I don't know anything about Macs.
I suggest you start a new thread in the main forum so that Mac users can offer input. They won't see your problem in this thread.
Be sure to include the OS version of your Mac in your new post along with the exact version you are using and where you got it from.

One thing I discovered though...when I get impatient with SleepyHead and inadvertently tell it to do something twice or something different while it is trying to do something else it will crash. It gets confused easily...even my Windows version.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Watts on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:28 am

Hi Pugsy. I just received my new System One Auto 8/31. I downloaded Sleepyhead and it work great for 3 or 4 days importing data from my SD card. Since though every time I try to import Sleepyhead crashes. Any thoughts what could be happening. BTW I use Sleepyhead for MAC beta the latest version.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by SleepyHound on Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 am

I need to give a shout-out to Pugsy and everyone on this forum!! I have been a member for 5 yrs and fell off the wagon. Now that I have a team of great doctors and a shiny new machine, I'm trying to re-learn a lot of things about my OSA. This is a great place with great people and discussions. I can't imagine any of this being explained to me in a doctor's office. I can't imagine managing this without support like this.

I've told my husband I need to have some time each night to do "CPAP homework" and figure out all the data gathererd from SH.

You guys are awesome!!

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by Pugsy on Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:25 am

JIMCHI wrote:Why doesn't it show CA ??


Because ResMed in their infinite "wisdom" doesn't separate central apnea events from obstructive apnea events on their ASV AirCurve model machines.
They never have for whatever reason they decided to do things that way.

With the AirCurve ASV types of machines (not the plain AirCurves that are just regular bilevel machines) there is just an Apnea event category and a Hyponea event category.

Since SleepyHead is used to having separate categories for OAs and Centrals/CA when the ASV type of machine is used SH doesn't know what to call the events that are in the Apnea Event category so they get called unknown apnea events when using SleepyHead.
If you were using ResScan those "unknown/unclassified" events would just be in the Apnea Event category with no separation into central or OA subclassification.

So we don't ever really know if those "Apnea events" are obstructive or central when using the ResMed ASV type of machine. We assume that they are probably obstructive since if they are a central the machine is suppose to deal with them so they don't happen but I never could find out exactly for sure if that is what we see. When this has happened in the past and a person had a lot of "unknowns" we usually treated with more pressure minimum and they would go away or reduce so that tells us that they were obstructive since they responded to an increase in the minimum pressure (EPAP).

I have a ResMed ASV type of machine...and I have both SleepyHead and ResScan and when comparing the data results....Apnea Index in ResScan always matches the "UA" index in SleepyHead.
Hyponeas are always separate anyway.

I always thought it was kinda stupid to have a machine that treats centrals not flag them separately but that's what is happening with the ResMed ASV type of machines but no one ever asked me my opinion on why they decided to do that. :lol:
Now Respironics ASV machines do flag centrals and obstructives separately.

So....after all that...if the UA/Apnea Index is really low...whatever they are there's not very many of them happening and therapy is working and we shrug our shoulders and move on.
Hyponeas are almost always obstructive in nature though.

Re: Pugsy's Pointers...SleepyHead Tutorial and TX Hints

Post by JIMCHI on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:27 am

I am using a Resmed AirCurve10 ASV with SleepyHead. I have complex apnea with about 50% being centrals. My SleepHead daily report is showing a category "UA" as an event flag which does not seem to be defined anywhere. Can you tell me what it is measuring?
Also, my DME accidentally gave me the wrong machine (same model but without ASV) and I used it for one night. Of course, I had horrible results. But the SleepHead daily report for that one night showed a CA event flag which indicated my centrals. My new report using the ASV machine shows only LL, UA, OA, and H. Why doesn't it show CA ??

Thanks for your advice. I love this software !

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