Something odd has been happening of late. I'm sleeping long hours, waking up exhausted, and feeling so tired through the day that I can barely function. Sound familiar? Here's the odd part. My AHI is around 1. Today it was 0.7.
Granted, apnea is only one of a whole pile of sleeping disorders I have. The tech at the office I used to go to said that he can wake up in the morning and know from how he feels whether his AHI was above or below 5. For me, it's 2.5. With everything else going on, I'm extra sensitive to changes in my sleep quality.
But this isn't the first time I've noticed that being below, say, 1.5 is also a problem. In fact, it often feels worse than being at 5 or higher.
Only thing I can think of is that an AHI that low means I'm not sleeping deeply enough to trigger the apnea. But... I don't know.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
11-17-2013, 08:29 PM
(This post was last modified: 11-17-2013, 08:30 PM by pgw78.)
Thanks for the reply and the link. But I'm not seeing anything in that thread that really pertains to my situation. It's not that I'm waking up. By all measurements, I'm sleeping reasonably well. I'm just not getting restful sleep, despite sleeping for 10 hours with a very low AHI.
I should perhaps mention that I've been using CPAP comfortably for over a decade. I'm long since used to it.