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Questions to ask about your PSG and Titration Study

Questions to ask about your PSG and Titration Study

1. Did I have any central apneas? How many?

2. Were there any comorbidities? What were they?

3. Did I breathe or leak through my mouth? How often? What do you recommend to prevent it?

4. Did I exhibit Positional Sleep Apnea (PSA)? Was my apnea more severe in one sleeping position as compared to others? Is my pressure requirement higher in one position as compared to others? (Often sleep apnea is more severe when sleeping on the back.)

5. Is there anything else unusual about the results?

6. How will I know my therapy is preventing apneas?

7. I am determined to own a data-capable machine and software to monitor apneas, hypopneas and mask leak. This will allow me to call your office with specific questions if I have problems with the therapy. Will you help me with the appropriate prescription?

In addition to the questions:

1. Get a copy of your PSG. It is your legal right to have one.

2. Get a copy of your CPAP prescription.

3. Make sure the prescription calls for a humidifier with the machine.

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1 CPAP therapy is my shepherd; I shall not choke.

2 He maketh me to lie down on strange looking, expensive pillows; he leadeth me beside the heated humidifier waters.

3 He restoreth my blood-oxygen levels; he leadeth me in the paths of REM sleep for his name's sake.…


Posted on September 7, 2010 at 11:22am — 7 Comments

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At 6:07pm on April 3, 2011, Garry Conway said…
Answer: I have an S9 Elite AutoSet w/the humidifier & heated tube, full-face mask. I don't see any other information about the model.
At 2:30pm on December 8, 2010, Gary R. Munn said…
THANK YOU!! For the friendship and the offer. My email address is if you would like to send me the URL to download the software. I really appreciate this!!!
At 9:43pm on October 7, 2010, rose said…
My name is miss Rose i saw your profile today at( and fund you worthy to be mine as some one whom i can lay on his arms as long as love is concern, caring and teassing you all the nightlong and ,l will also like to know you the more,and l want you to send an email to my email address ( so l can give you my picture for you to know whom l am. Here is my email address I believe we can move from here! I waiting for your mail to my email address above. miss Rose
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At 12:18pm on September 30, 2010, Rooster said…
I have a vision that we will figure out an easy way to ensure that children develop wide, deep, healthy and attractive jaws and then obstructive sleep apnea becomes an obscure bit of history.
At 8:28pm on September 27, 2010, Mary Z said…
Rooster, that was some party! You would have been ok though if you had just strapped on that mask. Thanks for a good laugh this morning.
At 12:22pm on September 25, 2010, Mike said…
thanks for the link. i posted the new cardiovascular disease-OSA study here -- the AHA so makes my blood boil whenever i think of this.
At 6:50pm on June 27, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum Rooster!!

Glad to have you become a member. Hope that you find the posts by the professionals helpful and will jump in and add to the discussions.
At 3:01pm on June 15, 2010, Rooster said…
Well thanks for the welcome. I have been an occasional reader here since the forum started. I like following the posts of Drs. Park and Jones, Mike and you. I will have to look for you on the other forum.

I only have a few nights experience with high pressure. It's a long story, but I was titrated at 19 cm on my back. I tried 19 cm a few nights at home but I had total gastric insufflation which was destroying my sleep and other things.

I then titrated myself to 8 cm on my sides and tummy. That works well for me and I mostly sleep on my tummy.
At 11:01am on June 14, 2010, Mary Z said…
Rooster, welcome to SleepGuide. I follow your comments with interest on our sister board. Glad to have you aboard and look forward to some of your wisdom and humor. I'm interested in particular about the problems with masks encountered with masks for those of us on higher IPAP (IPAP 22). I seem to remember you quoting some very high number for your IPAP.
Mary Z.

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