Reading Sleep Study Results Identifying Sleep Apnea
This is a sleep study that shows someonewith sleep apnea. This channel right here shows a personbreathing and then they stopped breathing for what seems like a long time it's about 40 seconds and then they breathe again, they wake up,and they stopped breathing again and then they breathe again, and younotice every time they start breathing there's a big snort this is the source, then they stopbreathing, the big snort and they resume breathing. Another thingthat occurs
is oxygen fallsthat's the white channel, that goes down and then it comes up when they resumebreathing and it comes down so the oxygen is going up and down youcan see it best here. You can see it sliding up and down. Anotherthing to note his when they're not breathing their chest and abdomen will move. This one here is chest in this down here is abdomen, so they're still trying tobreathe
but they're not getting, they're notgetting any air. During the apnea, when they're notbreathing, the diaphragm is working and sucking thechest in, and you see the chest and abdomen go in differentdirections here and then, when they open their mouth and resume breathing, they start movingsynchronously again, they move together again and then when there's an apnea, they'removing in different directions again
That's one way you know that the apnea is an obstructive apnea.
Before putting on the Pico mask verify the size Hold the sizing gauge under your nose choose the smallest size that extends beyond the width of your nose The cushion should fit your nose without blocking your nostrils The top of the mask cushion may sit between the bridge and tip of your nose To put the mask on, disconnect the headgear clip by twisting it like a key Gently place the cushion over your nose. Pull the headgear over your head Holding the mask in place, connect the headgear clip by pressing it onto the mask frame
Adjust the top straps evenly. Press the tabs against the straps to reattach In the same way use the tabs to adjust the bottom strap length Do not over tighten the straps. The mask should rest comfortably against your face The straps should be parallel and the headgear should sit flat The position of the headgear on the back on your head will vary depending on the head size When the mask is in position connect the quick release swivel to the flexible tubing that came with your sleep therapy device
Turn on the air flow and breathe normally for final adjustments.