A few centrals during the night are nothing to worry about. As long as the overall AHI is below 5, forget about them.
Some work like mad to get their AHI to zero. Some work like mad to get it to 3. But, really, we should all work like mad to get a good night's sleep so that you feel great the next day. Because feeling great is the key here, not the AHI.
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Lukie, you are doing extremely well, just continuing doing what you have been doing, the trick with CPAP is to keep everything consistent. Hardly anyone will have '0's every night. You also have to allow for errors, our CPAPs are not sleep studies, sometimes movement in bed can record an apnea. Just on the masks, I used the mirage Quattro for 2.5 years and find there are much less leaks with the Quattro air, but everyone has a different shaped face so if you can try different masks. Do you know what the 95% leakage rate is showing on Sleepyhead?
Be sure to look at the airflow waveforms. Often, when you look at the real data, not much really happened when it says "central" or Hypopnea.
Also, you will sometimes find it's a big whopping, long apnea that you DO need to worry about.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.