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@ilovedoodie, I downloaded the WinXP/Vista/7/8/10, 1.0.0-beta-2 from https://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/ to my Windows 10 Pro x64 bit desktop and copied the old data from my laptop then uploaded the data from my Dreamstation Go and everything was there. When I first opened the program it said I hadn't updated it for 319 days :-). I had forgotten my password and had to search how to fix it but it wasn't too hard. Hope this helps.

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@johnbishop You should use a password manager. 😁 Thanks for the updated chart. I find the extended details fascinating and very helpful as they breakdown the different events that together comprise your AHI as well as showing the average pressure which DreamMapper does not show–only the 90%. AHI is not the whole story because certain events in this category are more critical than others. I will definitely download the app. I have been using PAP therapy for approximately 8 years and have tried pretty much every brand/type of mask available and just recently settled on the Respironics Nasal Pillows. My old machine died a few months ago. I just received my Dreamstation Auto about 3 weeks ago and I love it. Regarding your comment that you are uncertain which machine(s) you have, there are five DreamStation Models (not including the GO), four of them capable of more than one type of therapy. See screenshot above.

Forgive me if I sound like a know-it-all. I was ignorant of most of the terms on your chart as well as the types and capabilities of various DreamStation devices so I spent a significant amount of time with Mr. Google before composing this response. I have the DreamStation Auto which is capable of Fixed CPAP, CPAP check (dunno what that is) and Auto-CPAP. I was set up with fixed because that is what I have always used, but I have been playing with Auto Settings courtesy of a YouTube video. I may give up the fight and return to fixed. From your statistics, I am thinking you may be using the DreamStation Auto-BiPAP machine currently, so either your two machines are different or they are set up differently. These machines are crazy expensive and you don't want to wear out your GO–how would you travel–and why allow a perfectly good machine to go unused. Maybe think about browsing the built-in menus or having a professional do it so you can find out the types of machines you have and the ways they are set up? It seems kind of random that the GO would give you different results than your home machine unless it is a different model, is set up differently or is defective, doesn't it? My mommy taught me not to waste. 😁

Below is a list of terms and definitions I learned from my research, with the disclaimer that I will not be held responsible for the content of any website and I did not copy directly from any website but put together summary information from several. The "System" previously did not allow me to add links so I cannot share specific website names. Some terms I'm sure we both already know, but I listed them as a reference to the ones I found on your report that I did not know. If you already have knowledge of these terms and definitions, please forgive me and the Google Search that brought me to your post and Mayo Connect due to my fascination with details.

COMPONENTS OF AHI: Average number of combined Apneas and Hypopneas per hour.
⦁ APNEA — when you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds while sleeping
⦁ OBSTRUCTIVE APNEA — events that include continued or increased effort to breathe due to an obstruction in the airway.
⦁ CLEAR AIRWAY EVENTS or CENTRAL APNEA — a neurological issue. No attempt to breathe is made during these events.
⦁ HYPOPNEA — at least 10 seconds of slow or shallow breathing that causes a drop in blood oxygen saturation and then arousal
⦁ FLOW LIMITATION INDEX: No clue
⦁ RERA — A RERA does not qualify as an Apnea but causes arousal or a decrease in oxygen saturation; i.e., brain waves change to alpha wave, meaning you have woken up but don't realize it. RERAs are NOT included in AHI but are now recognized as an indicator of the severity of sleep apnea.
⦁ RDI — a term I do not see on this chart is the Respiratory Disturbance Index which includes apneas, hypopneas and RERAs per hour of sleep. It may be on your chart under another name?

If you had not been kind enough to update and post your chart, I probably would have never known of RERAs or the RDI. From your chart, the Hypopnea events are the greater number and contributor to your AHI (mine also from DreamMapper). Hypopneas have many possible causes, some of which a person may be able to control. Since you are watching your AHI, and Hypopneas are a large factor maybe Google or your doctor can help you with ones that you can control. One of the factors is being male 😂. Sorry. I fit into almost all of the high-risk categories, which tells me that I need to lose weight (already know that) and try to better control my allergies. Also, I take sedatives and other medications that could potentially slow my breathing. I'll have to ask my doctor about that.

I am definitely interested to see my RERA Index numbers and would love to know my RDI which I don't know if it will be on the chart. I'm downloading today. If doctors and even insurance companies are now using the RERA numbers to assess the benefit of treatment when previously they did not, I think APNEA sufferers should also consider it important. Maybe I should inform the makers of DreamMapper, no? Should we stage a protest or take a poll? Thanks again for sharing this valuable information. Maybe this will answer the question posed by @lisalucier on your first post about this app.

Sweet Dreams!

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