Once you've gotten used to the mask, and sussed how your pattern is, it is best to just check it every now and again, a few weeks seems pretty good, then load it into sleepyhead (or whatever), see how you are doing in general, and look for any unusual nights or new patterns emerging. Each night will be different, no matter what, but there should be a general tendency within a decent spread of points - the problem arises not in the variance, but when the numbers start to steadily rise again, or if you are diagnoses for OSA and you start to see a lot of CAs, for instance - then you need to look at readjusting your therapy or examine other factors (food, alcohol consumption, stress, whatever).
Aiming obsessively for a 0 AHI is really not worth the effort - really no one has that who is healthy, so why should you? Once you have it in hand, take it easy and follow Peter's example.
01-16-2014, 10:14 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-16-2014, 10:18 PM by Sauron.)
Thanks for all the replies.
I wasn't suggesting that it would be a good idea to have a couple of drinks before bed every night (or suggesting others try it). My sleep quality after drinking is definitely worse and I feel worse in the morning. I just thought what the numbers were suggesting was odd and wondered if anyone else had experienced it.
I'll chalk it up to coincidence.
I've only been on CPAP for a couple of months, so yes, hoping the centrals will settle on their own.
I'm not yet really feeling any better during the day yet, but I am still waking up several times during the night and adjusting the mask etc. And it takes me longer to fall asleep than it used to, but I think that is just because I am still adapting to the machine/mask. I'm hoping that once I get more used to it this will become less frequent and I will start feeling better.