I'm right there with you. I have been on Bipap since 20 Apr of this year and I really don't feel any better. I wish I could get my AHI down to 1 or below, but just can't. My typical AHI is anywhere from 6-9 so that probably isn't helping me much. Of course the AHI reading is an average so throughout the night you could be much higher AHIs, I know looking at my sleepyhead data I am. That could also be a contributing factor to therapy not really working yet for us.
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Much hsuccess to you with your CPAP therapy and getting your AHI to 5, preferably below.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
An AHI of under 10 is still better than one at thirty.
My AHI went down to less than one as soon as I started on APAP, but I still didn't feel better, in fact I was deteriorating. Turned out that my O2 levels were still going down below 80% for much of the night in spite of the APAP treatment.
That turned around when I started on added oxygen treatment. Still what I first noticed was not so much a great big miracle but rather more along the lines of not going downhill anymore. It took three or four months until I finally started really noticing the improvement. Now after most of a year I wouldn't want to go back to where I was.
So you need to talk to your doctor and need to look for other factors that may be delaying your progress. Not everyone is helped by CPAP or APAP alone.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Actually you know, it is what it isn't.