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AHI Spike

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AgreeableCrimsonMantis8785 +0 points · over 3 years ago Original Poster

After months of AHI under 5, AHI spiked to 29 last night, Any thoughts will be appreciated

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Sierra +0 points · over 3 years ago Sleep Patron

I think you would need to look at your data in SleepyHead to know for sure. However, in my experience I typically get a really bad AHI out of the blue when I have a bad sleep for some reason, and I keep waking up.

Do you know what portion of the AHI is obstructive apnea, and what portion is central apnea?

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sleeptech +0 points · over 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

The main thing is to keep an eye on it and make sure it goes back down again. There a several different reasons I can think of that could cause this, but if it's a one-off then the cause is somewhat irrelevant.

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AgreeableCrimsonMantis8785 +0 points · over 3 years ago Original Poster

thankyou

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psilver +0 points · over 3 years ago

If you had a serious mask leak issue it could cause your AHI to go up. For example, if you use nasal pillowsor a nasal mask and your mouth was open a good portion of the night, you would have severe leak problems that would affect your AHIs. Severe enough and the machine can't compensate.

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