I've been on APAP a bit over 2 months now. Getting a bit discouraged that I can't seem to consistently break AHI of 5.
Some supplemental info: The Rx was low pressure=7.5, high=16. (I'd been on low of 7.0 prior to last doc visit; he suggested bump to 8.0, but I said let's go slowly, so he agreed on 7.5) I changed them to 8.0 & 14.5 about 2 weeks ago. SH doesn't seem to recognize that the humidifier is on (bug?). I was on Ambien chronically until about 8 mos. ago, but it did not prevent me from awakening after ~4 hours sleep, and I was not dreaming. No benzodiazepines now, and I dream vividly every night. Also sleep straight through about half the nights. I've also noticed the reduced need for bathroom during night, and perhaps best of all, my refractory systolic hypertension seems reduced (yay!). Feeling somewhat better in AM, but not that carpe diem zip I've been waiting for.
Will be happy to post zoomed data if someone points out a good spot to zoom on. Many thanks for any help,
EDIT - Meant to mention, been with the Dreamwear mask about 4 weeks. It does shift a bit at night, but no consistent major leaks. Prior masks were nasal and ffm, but no dramatic AHI reduction with any mask. Also, I sleep mostly on side, occasionally slipping to supine, and if there's a snore, that's when it's likely to occur. Not ready yet to "go to the tennis ball."
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.