(02-05-2015, 07:04 PM)TorontoCPAPguy Wrote: Desats of the extent you describe during the night are a recipe for disaster. At the very least you are aiming yourself at such monsters as Atrial Fibrillation, Type II diabetes, chronic hypertension, increased stroke risk, etc.
Well, I've had the Type ii for many years and started insulin last year.
I am already on the oxygen and I think I feel better with it (but I am not immune to placebo effects of course). I returned my most recent oximetry result yesterday and had the Holter monitor for a day a couple of weeks ago. I haven't had an emergency call from my G.P. so I assume the results weren't too bad.
I can still walk a kilometer a day without getting disastrously tired.
Today was the second day I did not need a morning nap, though I took one after I got back from my walk this afternoon. I don't use the CPAP during naps but I do put the mask on and breath the oxygen and this seems to help a lot.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
Your brain is not the boss.
Our forefathers took drugs.
He's no fun he fell right over.
I got my study back sleep period was 469 minutes sleep time was 316.5 minutes 62.4% efficiency. 13.3 slow wave sleep and 15.6 rem sleep during control apnea hypopneic index at 17.9 episodes per hour. 71.5 episodes her hour during rem sleep with drop in oxygen to 72% oxygen nonsupine the entire portion of the study.
CPAP was tirtrated from 6-8 cm with her on her right side most of the time. Appeared that all levels of cpap 6-8 worked well. 7 cm cpap for 80.8 minutes sleeping on her right side with apnea-hypopneic index being zero and saturates dropping no lower than 88%.
Moderately severe obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome, code number 327.23 becoming severe during rem sleep and associated with significant drops in oxygen saturation. Recommend CPAP level of 6-8 using small AirFit F10 full face mask with heated humidity.
02-06-2015, 11:57 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-06-2015, 11:59 PM by Sleeprider.)
Well your auto CPAP is justified by the variable apnea levels of positional apnea. There is no question you will be issued a machine and accessories. You seem to know what you want, and the sleep study gives you all the reasons you need to justify it. Many DMEs are doing this without dispute, so the next step is getting your prescription.
Based on varying pressure needs associated with positional apnea, let the doctor know you want the auto CPAP. It's always easier if it is in the prescription. Have you tried nasal therapy devices like nasal pillows? You were titrated on a full-face, but life is better with less if you can tolerate it.