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(03-24-2013 02:26 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:  Lately I've noticed my AHI reading in the morning can be .5 one night, 1.3 the next night and 2.5 yet another night. I have noticed the reading seems to be higher when I wake up in the morning and realize I've been sleeping on my back.

I too have a higher AHI, ...... and more low Sp02 events when sleeping on my back. Unsure

Early on, I made a sleep shirt, it had a pocket in the back and I stuffed cut up "foam noodles" the kids play with. I could remove the "foam noodles and wash the shirt.

It definately worked; However it made turning over in the night a real chore.Sad

It might be worth a try if you sew. Cool
03-24-2013 08:13 PM
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(03-24-2013 06:36 PM)JJJ Wrote:  I'm 69 and I just finished a master's degree. Summa cum laude, even.

Congratulations! Dancing

In your avatar photo you look so much younger. Too-funny

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03-24-2013 09:50 PM
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(03-24-2013 02:26 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:  Is there any particular reason (s) why my AHI changes from one night to the next?

Nope. That's just the way it is. It's like asking why the weather changes so much from day to day.

Sleeping on your back will tend to increase the number of hypopneas and obstructive apneas because of the action of gravity on the throat's anatomy.

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You all have posted such helpful information Smile I'm glad I came here to find answers instead of calling the Pulmunary Doctor. I agree that 'old dogs' can learn new things. Congratulations to the gentleman who earned a Master's Degree - no easy feat I am told.

Last night my AHI was 0.0............go figure Smile
03-27-2013 07:21 AM
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