New to CPAP, just finished night three. In reading I've seen many with very low AHI numbers. From my sleep study my number was 114. Night one, the number dropped to 22.2, night two dropped to 17.4, night three dropped to 7.7.
Should I expect this to continue dropping until I get something <1 and is this normal? Usage is ave. 7.5 hours with good mask seal. Slept straight through the night on both nights 2 and 3. Feeling much better already.
05-09-2015, 11:01 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-09-2015, 11:07 AM by player.)
I think you are doing great. What does Sleepyhead say about the breakdown? edit: I see you say you are not using software. You really should start using sleepyhead. It will let you know what is happening, which is really important to your ongoing therapy to know what is happening. It gives you very detailed info, but it is easy to read from a pie chart what your breakdown is. You can also see on a graph what events are happening and when, your air leakage, snoring etc.
New users can experience "clear airway" apneas which is when your brain forgets to breath, vs your throat closes up somehow.
I would expect you can get between 1 and 4, with perhaps the occasional less than 1, and slightly over 5.
You had an extremely high number (114), so it will be a nice relief for you to have 7.5 and less.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It sounds like your AHI is coming down nicely.
The docs like for you to have it below 5, but it should come down some more as you use your mask and machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post, keep up the good wor,, and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.