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Reluctant CPAP User

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SleepyJules +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

I was diagnosed in October 2016 but was not interested in trying a machine, due to the cost and also the logistics of it all. I tried all sorts of things including sleeping tablets, but despite thinking I had slept okay I was still exhausted during the day. My health deteriorated to such an extent that I couldn't take my dog for his daily walk (my only form of exercise!). As I'm due to visit my daughter in the UK for six weeks I decided it's time to do something about it. So I finally relented two weeks ago and bought a machine (a Resmed S9 - second hand) and haven't looked back. No longer do I dread bedtime (horrible dreams all night!) but feel totally refreshed when I wake up. It's been an expensive project but well worth every cent.

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wiredgeorge +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

How were you able to set up the various parameters like pressure without a current titration study? Glad you are happy with the results but I would be curious about the actual results like AHI in particular. How is that number?

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SleepyJules +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi. I had a titration study a couple of weeks back. I took the machine back to the sleep clinic after the first night for them to adjust the pressure as it was set too high. I swallowed so much air I thought I would pop the next morning. My AHI before the CPAP was 30. It's now fluctuates between 2 and 8. The pressure setting was originally 18 but is now 13 or 14, I'm not sure which.

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