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Bunmping - and also noting that last night I got over 7 hours sleep, and the machine reported an AHI of only 0.4 but I woke up still feeling tired and have been dragging today.
If you're still snoring even when using your CPAP device, contact your doctor for a new study - you may need your pressure increased.
The type of water you use won't affect your AHI readings. But water that isn't distilled water may cause respiratory infections and may cause mineral build up inside your machine.
It won't harm you, but you may get uncomfortable at times - especially in the winter when it gets very dry and cold. You'll be breathing cold dry room air, which may cause you to wake up due to discomfort. I forgot to fill the reservoir one night and it was a pretty miserable night. As a couple of us told you before, you should try using distilled water in the humidifier, not spring water, not bottled drinking water, not tap water. You can get gallon jugs of distilled water at the grocery store for under a dollar. Try that for a few nights before you give up completely on the humidifier.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea through a home test (insurance wouldn't pay for in-lab), and have been using an APAP for the past 6 months (Resmed Airfit N20, nasal mask). The MyAir website tells me I'm doing great - low leak rates, generally 4-7 L/min, AHI mostly in the 1-3 range, with occasional readings under 1, occasionally 3-4. Great, right? Except I'm not feeling refreshed when I wake up, and I'm still prone to daytime sleepiness at times. What's going on?
Note - I was diagnosed with sleep apnea 20 or so years ago, too, through an in-lab test, and used a CPAP for awhile. It helped immensely, and with the newfound energy I was able to get myself on an exercise regimen and lost a ton of weight, negating the need for the CPAP at all. Sadly, after several years of keeping the weight off, exercising regularly, and eating right, due to various personal changes I slowly began gaining weight again, and thus the sleep apnea came back. This time is different, though.
That's your problem. Use distilled water only. Spring water is loaded with bacteria. It's fine for drinking, because your stomach acid kills it all. But your nasal tissue has no such protection, and the bacteria are getting in there and making you sick. Not sure who told you spring water was no big deal, but it definitely is.
The website seems to be working again today. Though the message is still up last time I checked, My data for Monday through Wednesday nights are there now.
Are you using tap water or distilled water in your humidifier? If you're using tap water, STOP. Buy a jug of distilled water (not drinking water or spring water) and use that. Tap water contains bacteria, and breathing that in through forced air can make you sick.
Are you cleaning the water reservoir every morning after dumping out the water from the previous night? Are you dumping out the remaining water even? If you aren't, bacteria can start forming in there, which can make you sick. Dump out remaining water, dry the reservoir, and periodically use an antibacterial cleaner.
The same message has been up for two days now. It's pretty disappointing - we pay to have access to the website (through the cost of the machine). I work for a company that provides cloud-based services, and if we had an outage that lasted this long, we'd be out of business. I don't understand why Resmed thinks it's OK to not fix this outage for this long a time. How do we know whether the compliance data is getting reported to our insurance companies or not? If it's not, and insurance decides we've stopped using the machines so they stop paying, what recourse do we have?