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Help wanted on how to get my AHI number down

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PJK +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

I just purchased an Air Sense 10 and I'm using the My Air reporting program that RESMED has provided .

But that is after 5 years of use of RESMED 9 and a very checkered use of that equipment . Mainly out of laziness and disregard to make it work to the optimum. I went from full face mask ( 2 years - terrible challenge for me ) to the nasal mask ( much easier ) . But I have not looked at the apnea ( AHI ) score on the S9, in over 2 years . Last fall, I began to have terrible congestion each morning and running through the day- as if I had a complex of allergies . The whole fall was a carton of Kleenex and several different over the counter bottles of pills and sprays to address this daily nasal waterfall. But by Dec 25 I determined that I could not live like this anymore . Lax attention to cleaning the equipment and failure to monitor the data ,

So the last 5 nights I have been using the Air Sense 10 and with three nights of this I have had AHI of 6.5, 8, and 9 . I consider these are excellent results for me given past AHI over the # 20 ( with S9 ) . I have been particularly attentive to be careful of leaks and any other aspect that would lower my score . Last Wednesday when my score for AHI was 6.5 I almost felt human again and the " allergies "problem is lessening .

Can anyone advise me of what steps to take to lessen the AHI . I'm getting 100% performance score on the MY air for several of the other factors ( Mask leaks /mask off /etc ) but the AHI is what I consider my most important target . My pressure is a 7- 18 and set that up one (1) increase from 17 yesterday . I'd set that higher but my understanding is that a higher meeting of pressure does not always result in lower AHI.

Thanks a lot for any response !

PJK

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PJK +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

Is anyone able to help respond to this post ? Please help if you can . Thanks .

PJK

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Innovater

My Air is not very helpful in figuring out what is going on. Suggest you download OSCAR and look at your detailed data. The fist thing you need to figure out is how much obstructive apnea you have compared to central apnea, and at what pressure they are happening.

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huffnpuffing +0 points · 23 days ago

i use a philips dream station and found when the pressure was high 18,i would have mask leaks at least 3 times a night causing me to wake up. the initial setup was 6min 20 max. ahi was<5. i have now set to 8 min 10 max ahi is now <3 90% of the time. 90 day report shows 3 times ahi spiked to 5,has not been over 5. i now sleep all night,no waking up because of leaking mask. you may want to try adjusting the pressure settings and find what does achieve a good result. does the airsense allow the pressure to be changed by you?

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