Yeah, I've read posts when someone reached zero ahi for a night here and there. I wouldn't be chasing that goal though. Normal people have less than 5 ahi/hour and most probably have some every night. But you knew that. Congratulations on your tweaking- you're getting good results.
PS: You will make people jealous and start a tweaking frenzy, cincysinner.
An AHI of 5 or more is needed for the diagnosis. That means that an AHI of less than 5 means you do not have sleep apnea. It is that way for any other test, such as blood work. There's a normal range and then there's the above or below that range that is the diagnosis for whatever. Thyroid function needs to be between .82 and 1.77. Above or below this indicates a thyroid condition. Treatment for that condition should put the thyoxine level back to within that range.
AHI is no different.
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My thinking on this is... I am more concerned about having longer spans of time without and event.... e.g. if I have 8 events in 1 hour then none in the next 8 hours of sleep, that is better than 1 event per hour over 8 hours. Not sure if I have any science behind me but I would think the quality of sleep would be much better in the latter scenario.