YOU are doing great to be 100% compliant. Stay with that. Remain DETERMINED TO ALWAYS wear the mask.
You AHI isn't terrible, but it isn't yet quite to the "treated" range of UNDER 5.
Your leaks are great -- that is the main thing for YOU as new user to get correct in addition to just WEARING THE MASK which you are also doing.
Likely you have a followup sleep doc appointment (or will have one) in the next 2-6 weeks.
If you numbers remain as is then likely the doc will change your pressure range to something like 10-16.
BTW, your numbers for max pressure don't jibe with what is in your profile showing to the left of your post 5.5 to 13 with an actual max of 15.6
3 days is to soon to be sure if these are stable numbers though.
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
Thank you very much all for your welcoming messages and feedback on my CPAP therapy results, it is very much appreciated!!!
I started my APAP therapy on May 6 with the nasal mask and a baseline start pressure of 5.5 then on May 13 after a follow up meeting changed the baseline pressure to 7 and started using the latest ResMed small intranasal mask which I liked much better for the fact that is much simpler, lighter and with less straps...
Unfortunately after few nights I started having problems with irritations in my nose and very bad headaches when I wake up in the morning. On May 26 after another follow up meeting we raised the baseline pressure to 12 and started using an extra small ResMed intranasal mask and a heated tube set at 2 and for the last 2 nights I slept better and woke up without headaches and I hope it continues to get better like this.
I'm still concerned with the mask leaks and I would appreciate it if you could help me understand the meaning of the statistics below and the acceptable number for each of these indexes/numbers so I can understand better my progress, such as the acceptable number for leak rate/leak and other indexes?
Please find attached a file of all my results since I started the therapy. I appreciate any feedback you have on the results and the equipment I'm using and any recommendations you have.
Thank a lot for your help!
21 days of CPAP Data, between Tue May 6 2014 and Tue May 27 2014
Details Last Session May
Average Hours per Night 06:40 06:37
Compliancy 100% 95%
AHI 4.94 7.14
Obstructive Index 1.95 2.80
Hypopnea Index 1.35 2.54
ClearAirway Index 1.65 1.79
FlowLimit Index 0.00 0.33
RERA Index 0.00 0.29
% of time in CSR 0.69% 0.49%
Average Leak 1.36 1.20
90% Leak 4.00 5.00
Average Pressure 12.70 11.44
Min Pressure 12.00 4.50
Max Pressure 14.90 18.20
90% Pressure 14.00 14.60
Changes to Prescription Settings
First Last Days AHI FL Machine Pr. Rel. Mode Pressure Settings
25/05/2014 27/05/2014 2 4.91 0.28 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 12.0 - 20.0
13/05/2014 24/05/2014 12 7.91 0.42 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 7.0 - 20.0
06/05/2014 12/05/2014 7 6.46 0.21 PRS1 A-Flex x3 Auto
APAP 5.5 - 20.0
Efficacy highlighting ignores prescription settings with less than 5 days of recorded data.
Brand Model Serial First Use Last Use
Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (561CA) P078753064ED0 06/05/2014 27/05/2014