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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:25 am
by Pugsy
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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 am
by SleepyHound
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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:28 am
by Watts
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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:07 am
by Pugsy
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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:47 pm
by Watts
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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:38 am
by chronic
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

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:55 pm
by seajay
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

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:09 pm
by Pugsy
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

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:39 pm
by seajay
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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:22 pm
by LoBattery
"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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:54 pm
by Pugsy
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

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:24 am
by panforte09
Hi Pugsy
Can you please send sleepyhead program download link? thank you

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

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:58 am
by Pugsy
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

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:54 am
by Larkeg1
This is very thorough information. I am a newbie and would like to use the sleepyhead software, but, only have a Samsung tablet. Is there a way to use sleepyhead software with my tablet? I am making some progress with CPAP, but, have a 22L/min leak with the Simplus FF mask and an average AHI of 6.4. Have tried 4 different masks within 6 weeks. Thanks for your information

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

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:14 am
by Pugsy
Larkeg1 wrote:This is very thorough information. I am a newbie and would like to use the sleepyhead software, but, only have a Samsung tablet. Is there a way to use sleepyhead software with my tablet? I am making some progress with CPAP, but, have a 22L/min leak with the Simplus FF mask and an average AHI of 6.4. Have tried 4 different masks within 6 weeks. Thanks for your information


Please start a new thread of your own down on the main forum. Your questions will get lost here.
When you do please include the operating system on the Samsung table and does it have a USB port or slot for SD card available. If it doesn't even if the operating system will work with SH if you can't get the data from the card to the machine it won't work unless you go get a special WiFi card...but I wouldn't do that until I knew if SH worked with the operating system on the tablet. I have no idea what Samsung tablet uses...if Windows yes...it will work. If Android...no.

Also in the new thread post the event category breakdown of that AHI.
How much in each category
Central
Obstructive Apnea
Hyponea
This information is available on another level in your data. You just have to expand the menus. The manual explains where and how to get to it.
https://sleep.tnet.com/home/files/resme ... -guide.pdf

The 22 L/min leak number...that's what we call a 95% leak number which means for 95% of the night you were at OR BELOW that number.
It is NOT an overall average leak. People often forget or don't know about the "or below" part of the definition.
ResMed's line in the sand is 24 L/min...so you are probably okay in terms of leak management as long as the leaks aren't waking you up.
I don't worry about the other 5 % even if it went well above 24 L/min. We don't know how high it went unless you use the software.

So start a new thread devoted to just your questions with the information I ask for included in that new thread then we can better help you.
Most of the veteran forum member won't even read your question up in this old and very long thread which really needs to be a read only thread.