I have just recently started on a ResMed S9 Autoset. Before treatment my AHI was 38, with the worst hour in my sleep study peaking at 58.
Since starting on the S9 I have noticed a world of difference in energy, mood (was suffering depression which is now gone!) and it has quite literally changed my life.
I have noticed though that my AHI is anywhere between 6 - 18, most nights around 8-10. When I plugged the SD card into SleepyHead it showed me that indeed my OSA had dropped to roughly 2-3 & the problem seems to be CSA.
Is this a problem? Should I worry that my brain isn't telling my body to breathe? I am overweight but otherwise have no other health issues. Is there something on the APAP that can treat CSA?
I am on a trial machine & haven't ordered my own yet. I am due to meet with the specialist in a couple of weeks but thought I would ask the question here. My settings are 4-16.
Hi Breaking Bricks, welcome to the forum
Was any CSA reported in the sleep study and are you taking any opiate pain medication?
I've read here on the forum that some people when starting CPAP, their AHI shows mostly centrals even their sleep study showed none but goes away over time and others said turning off EPR helps. CPAP/APAP does not treat CSA, show the data to your doctor he/she might have an opinion what needs to be done, also download ResScan as the doctor might not be familiar with SleepyHead
Whats leaks and pressure (median, 95% percentile and maximum)?
What zonk said. If none were seen during your titration study, then it is just CPAP induced which almost always go away in time. Usually in just a month or less. Go by how you feel and ignore the numbers for now. Your body and brain have a lot of adjusting to do, relearning, too.
Keep looking at the data so you get an idea of what is "normal" for you. Your "normal" may have a wide range but given time, you'll spot differences right off.
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