Perfect will do!
Is there any way to see the duration/length of each individual central apnea event?
I imagine that would inform how best to balance central and obstructive apneas.
How to manage central sleep apnea on CPAP?
I am using a fixed pressure of 10.
Last night I had 8 central apnea events and 0 obstructive.
The night before I had 11 central sleep apnea events and 0 obstructive.
So if I were to take a sleep study tonight and it came back with an AHI of 4.4, would the accurate/appropriate statements/conclusions be that:
I do not meet the clinical criteria to be diagnosed with sleep apnea.
In spite of my sleep study not supporting an actual diagnosis, I do experience hourly episodes of apnea.
So normally, with a fixed pressure of 9.5, my AHI is 1.0 even.
Last night, I set my fixed pressure to the lowest setting, 4.0, and my AHI came back at 4.4.
So somehow I am still having events in spite of all of the relearning/training I have undergone in terms of my breathing habits/posture.
Isn't <5.0 considered normal according to the literature?
Either way, it's still suboptimal.
Perfect thanks man!
I found an unused AirSense 10 on eBay for $300 and I couldn't pass on it!
I have always seemed to do better with a fixed pressure, so I am happy to hear that I won't be missing out on anything by opting for the elite.
Awesome thank you very much.
Just out of curiosity, what motivates your attentiveness/activity on this forum?
Your input is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
I myself have realized how underappreciated/underdiagnosed sleep apnea is, and do my best to pay forward all that I have learned to those in my life.
Due to the Philips Respironics Dream Station recall, I have stopped using my CPAP machine until my Air Sense 10 replacement arrives.
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea (AHI = 16.7) last year I was a perpetual mouth breather due to environmental allergies and nasal congestion.
Over the past year I have retrained myself and revolutionized my life in the following ways:
Now that I no longer use my CPAP machine that got recalled, I have noticed that I am sleeping well and feeling refreshed without it.
Is it possible that I have cured my sleep apnea by retraining my breathing habits?
Is having an additional sleep study performed the only way to confirm this, or could I set my CPAP machine to a really low pressure and see if apnea events remain unremarkable?
Is the Resmed AirSense 10 Elite also a good option?
It was the machine I could get the best deal on. I previously used the Philips Respironics DreamStation and stopped using due to the disconcerting nature of the recall.
I believe I have found an even more user-friendly layout, especially when assessing events. Let's give this a shot :D
Thank you kindly for all your guidance!
I took your advice and reduced the pressure, but instead of 10, I went down to 9.5 and cannot believe what happened.
Am I reading it correctly that I had zero obstructive apneas and zero central apneas last night? That would be a first for me, I have never had such a low AHI, awesome!