(01-17-2014, 08:41 PM)Peter_C Wrote:(01-17-2014, 06:07 PM)me50 Wrote:(01-17-2014, 04:25 PM)Peter_C Wrote: I like what I see, much nicer than my numbers, and I bet more comfortable for you too!
I was glad that the AHI was 0 and that, for the first time that I know of in 3 years, my leaks have been at their lowest. Most of what is reported, I don't understand YET.
Please, just don't gt hung up on chasing numbers. This is the one thing I fear about the 'young ones' (newbies) getting into the software; they get hooked on chasing numbers. 15yrs ago, the Doc never had reports to see, it was based off of his/her knowledge and my (the patient's) feelings about how they are sleeping.
My last study was 5-7yrs ago, it's been bout two months that my dream machine has been in auto mode, and bout 80% of the time the best setting for the night has been what my sleep doc *guessed* to put it at.
YES, the numbers are a good thing - but it's about *trends*, not day-by-day - so a 'bad' day is the same as a 'good' day if you only have one in a row - does this make sense?
numbers are not the big issue but it helps to know what the stats mean so you know if you have a good day or bad day or if something is off. THat is why I will learn about all the things that were in the stats, like what 1:1.64 or 1:1.35 or 1:1.15 means. Mostly, I need to know about the mechanics of the data so I know that things are going well. The reason I watch the numbers weekly (I download daily so I don't forget) is mostly because I had no morning headaches or typical symptoms of apnea that others talk about so I will look at the weekly stats to see if there is something I need to check out or ask about until I learn more about my new machine. Good thing is that I am looking forward to going to bed and sleeping now.