Ordering one today. Thank you.
Thank you for the response. I hope you get your issues worked out as well.
Good day to all.
I was wondering if I could get some suggestions or recommendations as to my issue. I was diagnosed with Moderate Sleep Apnea back in July of 2014. The diagnoses was for Central Apnea and was issued a Bi-PAP. I found it very difficult to use the machine and always kicked it off in the middle of the night. I was using a Full Face Mask at the time.
Fast Forward to February of 2017, I was re-diagnosed with OSA and issued a ResMed Airsense 10 with a ResMed FX Nasal Mask. I started using the machine on April 1st, 2017 and took to it very well. My Starting AHI was 24 per hour and my prescription was 12 cmH2O. I've recently downloaded the Sleppyhead Software and have been tracking my progress.
Last Month Averages:
Time: 8 hours of use
Obstructive Index: 1.32
Hypopnea Index: 0.77
Clear Airway Index: 0.98
Flow Limitation Index: 0.00
RERA Index: 0.49
% of Time in Cheyne Stokes Respiration: 0.00%
Average Leak Rate: 7.51
90% Leak Rate: 0.00
% of time above leak rate threashold: 3.39%
The problem that I'm having is I am not feeling ANY benefit of its use. I wake up exhausted and continue the day exhausted. I can literally fall asleep at any moment, given the opportunity. My doctor has prescribed me Adderall; which, I do not like taking because I'm not a big fan of prescription meds. However, without the Adderall, I can not focus and lack any energy to do my daily tasks, including work.
My wife recently commented she noticed my breathing has stopped several time throughout the night. I spoke to my Respiratory Therapist who suggested I return to my PCP and ask for a higher prescription. With that being said, I increased my pressure to 13 cmH2O (without consulting my doctor).
I would like to add I sleep about 8-12 hours a day.