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sparkyv
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Howdy. New forum member here

Post by sparkyv » Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:04 am

I've used CPAP for 24 years. Just got a new machine and mask and want to learn about OSA and my new fancy-schmansy equipment. This looks like a great forum! :mrgreen:

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Machine: AirSense 11 Autoset
Mask: Solo Nasal Mask
Additional Comments: No humidification
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vandownbytheriver
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by vandownbytheriver » Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:12 am

Welcome! If you edit your profile to include your machine and mask (and anything else you want to) we'll know more about it and you. See mine (at the bottom of each post) for an example.

When we need help we share graphs... I use both Oscar (free software) and SleepHQ (free website) to analyze the data from the machine... just upload the data from your SD card and get started.

www.sleepfiles.com/oscar (download)
www.sleephq.com (website)

For use at home nothing beats Oscar, but for sharing here, SleepHQ is the best. Here's a recent night of mine:

https://sleephq.com/public/88256123-113 ... 86a5292573

Note how you can zoom in with the mouse... every breath recorded! Click and drag across that CA event and see what happened... looks like there were a couple of them but only one registered as long enough to count.

We're kind of limited as to disk space here... so links are to be preferred to uploaded pictures or attachments. See the Sticky posts at the top of the index for more.

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Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
Mask: Fisher & Paykel Vitera Full Face Mask with Headgear (S, M, or L Cushion)
Additional Comments: I use O2Ring, Oscar, SleepHQ, and Cover Roll Stretch mouth tape.

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ChicagoGranny
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:52 am

sparkyv wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:04 am
I've used CPAP for 24 years. Just got a new machine and mask and want to learn about OSD and my new fancy-schmansy equipment. This looks like a great forum! :mrgreen:
Please fill out your equipment profile - ucp.php?i=ucp_profile&mode=equipment_info
"It's not the number of breaths we take, it's the number of moments that take our breath away."

sparkyv
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by sparkyv » Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:08 am

I don't have an SD card just yet. The unit didn't come with one.


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ChicagoGranny wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:52 am
sparkyv wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:04 am
I've used CPAP for 24 years. Just got a new machine and mask and want to learn about OSD and my new fancy-schmansy equipment. This looks like a great forum! :mrgreen:
Please fill out your equipment profile - ucp.php?i=ucp_profile&mode=equipment_info

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Machine: AirSense 11 Autoset
Mask: Solo Nasal Mask
Additional Comments: No humidification

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SirGaspAlot
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by SirGaspAlot » Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:54 am

24 years, that's quite the journey. You'll find loads of helpful info here, trust me.

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"If you always do what youve always done then youll always get what you always got"

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ChicagoGranny
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sun Jun 09, 2024 1:24 pm

sparkyv wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:08 am
I don't have an SD card just yet. The unit didn't come with one.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/onn-32GB-Cla ... /716658656

I wouldn't get anything bigger than 32GB.
"It's not the number of breaths we take, it's the number of moments that take our breath away."

NOTSOBIGJOE
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Re: Howdy. New forum member here

Post by NOTSOBIGJOE » Sun Jun 09, 2024 4:18 pm

Welcome, New to the forum myself...