Reading your Myair Score
RedMed’s MyAir is a progress tracking app for CPAP users. The user-friendly app provides a comprehensive guide on how you can set up your equipment. In addition, it gives you tailored coaching on how to achieve a good night’s sleep. Most importantly, it keeps up a daily scoring system so you can get a good idea of how far you’ve come in therapy.
If you understand how to read your MyAir score, you will be able to make any changes needed to your system to better your therapy.
How To Read Your MyAir Score?
The MyAir score is calculated on a 0 to 100 basis. Every morning, your daily report shows up, alerting you whether you had a good night’s sleep or not. The closer your score is to the 100 scale, the better your overall therapy is progressing.
There are four categories that makes up the entire scoring system.
Of the 100 points, 70 points are allocated to usage hours alone. The points are calculated based on how many hours and minutes you had the CPAP machine on. For example, if you were receiving CPAP air for 1 hour, you would get 10 points. If you were receiving the concentrated air for 3 hours and 18 minutes or 3.3 hours, you get 33 points.
So, if you take therapy for 7 hours, you get a total of 70 points.
Events Per Hour
The maximum points allocated for Events Per Hour is 10. As the name suggests, it is a scoring system of the number of unfavorable events that happen while you are sleeping with CPAP air. Mainly, it is about your breathing pattern.
The system calculates how many times your breathing gets irregular or stops altogether in an hour. It is also called the apnea-hypopnea index or AHI.
The lower the number of breathing malfunctions you have throughout the night, the higher your MyAir score.
Again, the maximum points number is 10. The points under this let you know if your mask is the right fit for you. In addition, it calculates the amount of time the air leaks out of your mask.
If your mask leak rate is low, you can score 10 out of 10. Your mask fitting is perfect, then. If you get about 4 to 5, there were air leaks throughout the night, but it is not that bad. Still, you should get it adjusted.
If you get 0, that means a high amount of CPAP air never gets the chance to enter your body. Therefore, it is imperative that you get your mask changed immediately.
A person using a nasal mask could have air leaking through their mouth. You might want to read up on how to manage mouth leaks in that case.
If you take your mask off a lot throughout the night, your score leans towards 0. However, if you keep the mask on throughout the night and have an eventless sleep, the score touches 10.
You won’t have to take off your mask at all if you get one that is comfortable for you.
If you get a full night of sleep without any issues, your therapy is going well beyond expected. A 100 score on MyAir would mean you are doing great with your CPAP therapy.
Alongside all the things mentioned in the article, MyAir will also give you personalized coaching and advice on how to make therapy more bearable. When you reach certain therapy milestones, you will receive praise messages. Messages of encouragement will be sent to encourage you to keep up the good work as well.
The ultimate goal of the MyAir app is to make your therapy as easy going as possible.