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me50 Offline

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Post: #11
RE: AHI Question
(08-30-2013 12:15 AM)Tez62 Wrote:  me50, I still get interupted sleep after 2 years of CPAP, I have become very sensetive to light, noise, temperature etc, like you, I never knew if I would wake up before being diagnosed. Even though I have faith in my CPAP, it helps us breathe but not necessarily helps us sleep if there are other factors. At least now I feel like most nights I get enough sleep (last night around 7.9 hours) where before I would be luck to get 1-2 hrs non quality sleep per night.

During my sleep study, they said I didn't go into REM sleep. I kept waking up during the sleep study and that was after taking a .5 mg of Xanax (I wasn't really good sleeping in strange place...some are better at it than others are). thanks all
08-30-2013 03:10 AM
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Post: #12
RE: AHI Question
(08-29-2013 10:15 PM)me50 Wrote:  ... nobody told me that meant the average episodes per hour ...

Oh! Now I see why my first explanation was pure gibberish to you.

Yes, the AHI value is the average number of Apnea and Hypopnea events per hour. An apnea event is an 80% reduction in breathing for a period of 10 seconds or more. A hypopnea event is a 50% reduction in breathing for a period of 10 seconds or more.
08-30-2013 10:41 AM
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Post: #13
RE: AHI Question
Hi me50,

If they are giving you xanax and trying to run a sleep study on you...the results may be skewed from the effects of the meds.

I would highly suggest getting SleepyHead up and running and let us show you how to interpret what is going on.
Right now you are flying blind and just hoping that 12cm pressure is good enough to work for you.
What model Resmed machine do you have?
(right above the big START button is the model)


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08-30-2013 02:01 PM
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