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About SleepyHead

SleepyHead is open-source, cross platform, sleep tracking software by JediMark with a focus on monitoring CPAP treatment.

SleepyHead project's Wiki is currently being migrated to

SleepyHead project's Bug Tracker has also moved. Please see

It currently works with the following machines and equipment:

CPAP Machines

  • Philips Respironics System One (450P models and above, lesser model numbers are not data capable!)
  • ResMed S9 families (Not the Escape models, as they are not data capable), plus AirSense 10 support as of 0.9.8!
  • Fisher & Paykel Icon (It's still a work in progress, but it's getting quite good)
  • DeVilbiss Intellipap CPAP/Auto (These machines don't store flow waveforms)
  • Weinmann SOMNOsoft2 / Balance machines support is comming soon...


... as of the latest source code versions

  • Direct (USB) import from Contec CMS50D+/E/F/I oximeters, including Firmware 3.7 and greater, plus support for SpO2Review/Assist softwares .SpoR/.spo2 files.
  • ResMed S9's oximeter attachment automatically imports along with the rest of the CPAP data.
  • Support for ChoiceMMed MD300W1 oximeter .dat file support has recently been added.

System Requirements

SleepyHead works on Linux, Mac 10.6.x and above, and Windows XP and above.

It's memory requirements are (as of recent changes) now fairly modest, it can be a hog if session caching is left on. If you've got at least a 1GB RAM, you'll be fine.

SleepyHead can be a bit of disk space pig, because by default it create SD cards backups, because certain CPAP machines otherwise prune data. These automatic backups are important when upgrading to a new version, because SleepyHead is still a work in progress, and the database often needs to be rebuilt from these backups during an upgrade.

Depending on your machine, count on 500MB to 1GB of disk space spare per year of CPAP data you're hoarding.

If your computer does not support a OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics processor, look for a BrokenGL version of SleepyHead. These builds are not as fast, but should run pretty much anywhere that can support Qt5.

Intel Graphics Users

This website may help identify whether or not your video card supports OpenGL 2.0 Supported graphics APIs and features

If your graphics chip does support OpenGL2.0 and you still have graph rendering/font problems, make sure you have the absolute latest video drivers available from intel.

Latest Version

You can always find the latest version available from here.

Linux users

You still need to build from source to get the latest version.


SleepyHead Users Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Sleep Disorder/Treatment Terms

Supported Hardware


Technical Information

SleepyHead Translators Guide

Building From Source Code

To-do list for 1.0 release.

Feature Requests (IdeaTorrent, share or vote on your favourite new features & ideas)

Roadmap and Future Plans

Ways to Support & Encourage SleepyHead Development


About Sleep Apnea (at Wikipedia)

CPAPTalk Forum

Apnea Board

Sleep Guide Forum (A good place to buy CPAP machines and related equipment.)

About This Wiki

Consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

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