My husband has been on the bipap st for a few weeks and has gone from 93 AHI down to anywhere from less than 1 to 9 AHI according to his machine but he feels like the machine is not allowing him a long enough interval to fully inhale and exhale. It is set to force 14 breaths a minute. We see his doctor Tursday and will ask for a prescription to turn it down to 12 breaths a minute. Wondering if anyone else has this feeling of being rushed by the machine and what they did about it?
My husband was given a Bipap st machine on Friday for obstructive and central sleep apnea. His AHI during sleep study was 93 with his longest event lasting 53 seconds. We were told this is very severe apnea. He puts the mask on and is asleep within minutes. No snoring, just nice quiet breathing. I barely hear the machine. He is starting to be more alert and less tired during the day already. I looked at the sleep report on his machine this morning and it said he had 0 events during the night. Does this sound like a typical response to bipap? Wondering how sensitive the machine is to events.
My husband's sleep study says near resolution of OSA and CSA with bilevel st at 18/12 cm with a rate of 14 bpm. He had some episodes where he quit breathing for 53 seconds. Is that normal? I cant hold my breath that long.
I'm seeing AHI numbers that are much lower than my husband's. I'm assuming 93 is very severe? During his initial sleep test last month a bipap machine got his AHI down to 5.7. Is that an acceptable level? We are still waiting on his machine and mask.
My husband is waiting on a bipap machine and resperonics dreamwear mask for central and obstructive sleep apnea. AHI of 93.75. Is there a big difference in masks? What to ask for? We also are new to this.