(04-11-2016, 01:32 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Also, do not form a conclusion on a single night's worth of data or experience. You need to gather one or both for at least a week or more.
You are right. Last night AHI was .21 at pressure 10.
First half the night I used the wisp= no events.
Second half I used the dreamwear = 2 CA events.
Tomorrow it will have been a week using nasal masks dropping pressure from 13 to 10 and dropping EPR to one.
My wife was gone during this time and I was off work, so I slept from 10pm till 8:30 instead of the normal 10pm till 5:30.
I have lost 5 lbs for no other reason than longer and a little better sleep. I didn't want to say anything about the weight loss until I was sure it wasn't just water fluctuation.
I tried all kinds of ways to loose weight with no results, I gained 15lbs since starting CPAP 6 months ago. I had given up.
I read a hundred times how important sleep was to weight loss, and I believe it.
It seems I am sleeping more sound with the lower pressure.
Going to wait another week to drop to 9 and turn EPR off if AHI stays low.
This is why one night in a sleep study is only a starting point.
If my DR would have prescribed APAP I could probably have figured this out in the first month.