06-07-2015, 08:39 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-07-2015, 08:58 PM by vsheline.)
Your amount of leaking looks okay to me. At least 95% of the time during the night of June 5 the leaking was 21.6 L/minute or less.
On June 6 your centrals we're happening throughout your sleep period and were happening at all pressures, which I think is pretty normal. These do not look to me like SWJ.
I think your number of central apneas (about one per hour) is nothing to be concerned about unless the central apneas are lasting longer than about 30 or 40 seconds I think, or a pulse oximeter shows your SpO2 is dropping below 90% I think, or unless you are feeling poorly upon waking up.
Most health insurance companies are not concerned unless the sum of central apneas plus central hypopneas is at least 5 per hour.
I think a difference of 6 cmH2O between Min Pressure (6) and Max Pressure (12) is a little large. I suggest the Min Pressure be increased to 8, so the pressure will be more stable. The higher the Min Pressure is, the more slowly the machine between events will gradually decrease the pressure. A pressure of 8 seems to be about the pressure you need most of the time.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.