Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

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mikerofone
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Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by mikerofone » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:49 am

I've been using a ResMed AirSense 10 for about two years. Most of that time, my Events Per Hour are <5 98% of the time (maybe between 5-7 one or two nights per month).

The past two months, my events per hour have been between 5-7 for seven or eight nights of the month. What could be causing this? I don't think it's mask leak; last night my EPH was 7.1 but my mask seal score was 20/20.

Possible causes? I know the right answer is consult with a sleep doctor but it can take 2-3 months to get an appointment these days where I have my medical insurance.

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by LSAT » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:13 am

Download the free Oscar software and show us some data.
https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by Dog Slobber » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:29 am

mikerofone wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:49 am
I've been using a ResMed AirSense 10 for about two years. Most of that time, my Events Per Hour are <5 98% of the time (maybe between 5-7 one or two nights per month).

The past two months, my events per hour have been between 5-7 for seven or eight nights of the month. What could be causing this? I don't think it's mask leak; last night my EPH was 7.1 but my mask seal score was 20/20.

Possible causes? I know the right answer is consult with a sleep doctor but it can take 2-3 months to get an appointment these days where I have my medical insurance.
The right answer here is to post OSCAR graphs.

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by Miss Emerita » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:39 am

Welcome, Mike. As DS and LSAT say, the best way to get help from the forum is to use Oscar and post a daily chart. You'll need a desktop or laptop computer, an SD card in your machine, and a way to read the SD card (either a slot in your computer or a plug-in card reader). Does this sound workable? If you run into snags getting Oscar up and running, just let us know.
Oscar software is available at https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by palerider » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:34 pm

mikerofone wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:49 am
are <5 98% of the time
ARGH, the disgusting <5 that people have drilled into them.

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by chunkyfrog » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:39 pm

An AHI of 5 is still like getting poked with a sharp stick every 12 minutes.
If somebody did that to me all night long, things would get ugly . . .

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by mikerofone » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:19 pm

Miss Emerita wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:39 am
Welcome, Mike. As DS and LSAT say, the best way to get help from the forum is to use Oscar and post a daily chart. You'll need a desktop or laptop computer, an SD card in your machine, and a way to read the SD card (either a slot in your computer or a plug-in card reader). Does this sound workable? If you run into snags getting Oscar up and running, just let us know.
Thanks - I do have a laptop and an SD card in my machine, but I don't currently have a SD card reader for my laptop. I'll repost when I have one.

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by Miss Emerita » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:42 pm

Excellent. I got mine for under 12 bucks on Amazon, for what that's worth.
Oscar software is available at https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

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Re: Events Per Hour rising with my AirSense 10

Post by zonker » Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:35 pm

mikerofone wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:19 pm
Miss Emerita wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:39 am
Welcome, Mike. As DS and LSAT say, the best way to get help from the forum is to use Oscar and post a daily chart. You'll need a desktop or laptop computer, an SD card in your machine, and a way to read the SD card (either a slot in your computer or a plug-in card reader). Does this sound workable? If you run into snags getting Oscar up and running, just let us know.
Thanks - I do have a laptop and an SD card in my machine, but I don't currently have a SD card reader for my laptop. I'll repost when I have one.
mike? when you post the charts, could you do so right here in this thread rather than starting a new thread? it would be much appreciated!


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