This morning is the first time I've used SleepyHead - I don't have a card reader for my old ResMed S8, so I've been flying blind since my titration study.
My Sleep Doc is anti-auto machines (waste of money and no evidence that they're of any benefit apparently), so I've been on a prescription of 7.
I set the machine with a min 7, max 10cm to see how I'd go.
Last nights results indicate an AHI of 2.66 - mostly hypopneas, with only one obstructive.
The SenseAwake data is interesting in that it shows me how many times it detected that I woke - around 12 times.
Average pressure was 7.31cms, with the 90% pressure at 8.0. I woke up at one point and checked the pressure (I set that as the display), and found that it was running at 8.0cms. There was a 15 min window where I was at 10cms.
6.24 hours total use. I feel pretty tired this morning (late night didn't help), but I still feel like the sleep quality was good.
Looking forward to getting some more hours into it to see if I can get that AHI down further, and get my sleep hours up.
It's a lot quieter than my old machine, and the pillow was surprisingly easy to get used to.
So a couple of questions:
- based on the average pressure above, does it sound like the range of 7cms to 10cms is reasonable? I was flying a little blind in setting this given my docs lack of acceptance of auto machines. Luckily I'm in a country that doesn't require a prescription.
- Should I extend out the max a little given that I managed to hit it? There were a bunch of hypopneas recorded during that period at 10cms.
- My old ResMed S8 is going to be my "weekender"/"camper" machine. It will get a fair bit of use. It's currently set at 7cms. Is it worth increasing the pressure closer to the average that I'm getting from the Icon+?