I haven't posted in awhile. Brief history: my husband who is 69 years old was diagnosed over years ago with obstructive and central sleep apnea. He was having 93 episodes an hour. After some trial and error he was put on an ASV machine. His episodes were usually down under 7 until recently. Now they are back up to a range of 14 to 19 AHI. Sometimes it correlates to a bad mask seal . He hasn't changed masks. He started at 226 pounds and has dropped to 210. At 6 foot He could stand to lose another 20 pounds but I'm thinking that isn't the cause of increasing episodes. He is on the Resmed full face mask. Has anyone had experience with a better fitting mask. I am looking for recommendations.
My husband is on ASV for obstructive and central sleep apnea. Diagnosed in June with AHI of 93. Bipap didnt work well so he was put on asv machine about 6 weeks ago. His AHI has run between 1 and 5 AHI since but the last 3 nights they have been over 20 per hour again. His mask seal has remained good. We dont understand why this would be happening. Any insights?
My husband has been on the ASV for several nights now and he likes it so much better. The leak detection barely shows on the app but his AHI is between 3 and 7 every night. Is this an acceptable amount of events for ASV? Untreated he was at 93 so it is a huge improvement
After being on bipap since June my husband has been approved for ASV. We are waiting on one, hopefully this week. His original AHI was 93 and he has obstructive and central sleep apnea. The bipap improved him to anywhere between 1 and 20 AHI but he is still tired during the day. An echo stress in May showed an ejection fraction of 60.2 and was normal except for slight sclerosis on the aortic valve. He is 66 and we bicycle an hour most days. No other health problems. I keep hearing about increased risk of heart problems associated with ASV and would like input from anyone with experience using an ASV machine.
My 35 year old daughter has mild obstructive sleep apnea. It is improved with cpap to under 5 AHI but her oxygen level at night has not improve. It is under 89% most of the night with a low of about 80%. She had a stress test with echo and a ct scan of her lungs. Everything seems normal. She will be going on oxygen at night. Any ideas what other tests might need to be run? Suggestions? She does not smoke .No smokers in the house. My mother and sister had pulmonary fibrosis but there is no evidence of this on ct scan. Trying not to get too worried here. My husband has central and obstru tive sleep apnea, AHI 93 before bipap treatment. His 02 levels are good at night.
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.