I've been using a RESMED S9 auto for two years. My AHI ratings are consistently about 18-35. Nothing I do, no settings I set can lower this. Does this mean the machine is treating my apnea? If not what can I do? I've had three sleep studies which claim I can be treated at pressures of 8-12. But setting it there lands me at 20-30 AHI daily. Occasionally I can get a 7-10 rating, but very rarely. I also have a standard Resmed S9 Cpap machine, that when I use this in my travel trailer and am away, it is the same.
How do you know if your apneas recorded on the graph is treated or not when the pressure rises to meet it? I do have clear airway (CA) apneas about 20% of the time too. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. - fiur
G'day Fiur, welcome to Apnea Board.
The apneas recorded by your machine and reported in ResScan or SleepyHead are not treated. If the machine is treating your apnea properly then your AHI will be low, typically below 5. If you're getting numbers up to 30 then something is very wrong. There could be a lot of reasons for this - the best thing is to see a screen shot from SleepyHead so we can identify any particular problem.
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Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy and getting it adjusted to meet your needs, hang in there for more responses to your post.