I don’t understand what you mean, go further in which direction?
Thank you so much for all that detailed information, it is really helpful.
Hi, thank you for that it’s very interesting. It hasn’t made sense to me that if i mouth tape i will likely get a slightly higher number of AHI episodes reported than if i don’t. Which does seem to indicate it is not picking them up as accurately, because I would presume that mouth breathing impairs the delivery of air pressure so AHI should rise not fall.
Is your wife not concerned that she is not adequately treating her condition?
Does that software work with any machine, how do you connect it?
I have started using a cpap (DreamStation phillips) in the last few months. I struggle with insomnia so it’s not an easy journey trying to get to sleep with so much noise and just the feeling of the mask. (I have tried 5 different nasal masks).
I use a snoreapp to record my sleep and sometimes i can hear that i am breathing out through my mouth. Not always but periodically. I have historically used a tiny bit of tape to keep my mouth shut (done it for years way before got diagnosed with sleep apnoea) i know people get freaked by the idea but it never killed me! However, i find with my aversion to having the mask on my face, head, nose etc (have no problem with the actual air pressure don’t find that hard at all) i am more likely to sleep better without the tape as it just reduces one bit of sensation on my face.
However, if i am mouth breathing at times does this mean the machine can’t accurately register and record my AHI or just that i am more likely to have More AHI if i mouth breathe which will be clocked by the machine?
My AHI is always under 5 whether i tape or don’t tape, mouth breathe or not. I just worry that if i don’t use tape and have intermittent mouth breathing i am getting more AHIs than the machine is able to tell me about.