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Decent AHI and still exhausted
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Decent AHI and still exhausted
Hi all,

I haven't posted in a while because things were going decently. But I've noticed the last couple of months that, although my AHI is regularly under 5 (generally between 3-4), I've been waking up feeling quite un-rested after 7-8 hours of sleep. I don't doubt that this is due in part to the COVID-19 lockdown, general stress levels, and lack of regular exercise due to the closing of gyms / sports facilities, but frankly I'm starting to wonder if my machine and/or mask are acting up. I'm pretty sick of feeling tired during the day - and honestly this takes me back to the days before I started getting treatment for my apnea!

I've posted screenshots of the last 3 days from OSCAR - does anyone mind taking a look and seeing if they have a sense of potential issues? Please let me know if you need any more info, and thanks in advance for the help - my brain and overall productivity are really appreciative of the help!

Best,
Peter


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#2
RE: Decent AHI and still exhausted
I would try EPR = 1 and see if that helps.
Do note how it feels to you. It should reduce your CA events some
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RE: Decent AHI and still exhausted
Hi Gideon,

Thanks for the quick response! Sure, I'll try switching EPR from 2 (currently) to 1 and see if that makes a difference tonight. Will post the results tomorrow!

Best,
Peter
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RE: Decent AHI and still exhausted
Hi again,

Looping back on this with my results! Even though my AHI was higher last night (a few heavier leaks, it seems), I am feeling more rested. OSCAR results attached here. I'll give it a few more nights but hopefully this sticks - thanks for the tip!

Cheers,
Peter


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RE: Decent AHI and still exhausted
You are feeling more rested, that is very good. IMHO your CA still is too high.

Try this, EPR=1 for a few days

then try EPR = OFF
Again critically evaluate which feels best.
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