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high leaks in mask low ahi

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scottyb1968 -1 point · over 2 years ago Original Poster

my ahi is like 2.0 but,i am waking up each time I stop breathing with mask on and being restless tossing and turning

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DanM +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast Support Team

Hi scottyb1968. Have you monitored things other than you AHI to see if there are issues with your equipment? Is the restlessness during sleep new for you? A bit more information may be helpful in answering your question, as there are other things that can contribute to your tossing and turning (pain, uncomfortable mattress, pets, bed partners, etc.). Feel free to post any additional info you feel might be helpful, and I am glad to see your AHI is low!

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SusanR +1 point · about 2 years ago Researcher

The AHI does not always predict how well a person's underlying sleep apnea (which includes periods of partial obstruction which may not even register as a hypopnea) is being treated. I would discuss your ongoing awakenings and restless sleep with your sleep clinicians. Sometimes readouts from the machine can provide clues to what is happening, although sometimes a reassessment with another formal sleep study is needed to understand whether the airflow obstruction is being optimally treated or if another condition is causing awakenings. I hope you start sleeping better soon!

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