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[Diagnosis] That can't be right, can it?
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I am still new to all of this stuff, I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea almost a year ago now and I am still confused. I was going over some of my paper work and it says my AHI during my sleep study was 118. That seems awfully high. Could that be right? It also says that my total number of apneas during my 7 hour sleep study was 524. Can someone maybe explain these two number to me a little better please? Thank you.
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(02-08-2013, 10:43 PM)theosgirl45 Wrote: I am still new to all of this stuff, I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea almost a year ago now and I am still confused. I was going over some of my paper work and it says my AHI during my sleep study was 118. That seems awfully high. Could that be right? It also says that my total number of apneas during my 7 hour sleep study was 524. Can someone maybe explain these two number to me a little better please?

It certainly is possible that your AHI was 118 during your sleep study. And that matches with the 524 episodes for seven hours of sleep. The bottom line is that you have severe sleep apnea. Really severe.

You need therapy to get this under control. CPAP is the usual therapy, but not everyone can tolerate it. Did your doc give you a prescription for a CPAP device? If I were you would go back to the doc and get a prescription for what is needed to get your AHI down to reasonable levels (<5 AHI, although 0 AHI is the holy grail). If you do not get this under control you are asking for a short lifespan.
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(02-08-2013, 11:29 PM)JJJ Wrote:
(02-08-2013, 10:43 PM)theosgirl45 Wrote: I am still new to all of this stuff, I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea almost a year ago now and I am still confused. I was going over some of my paper work and it says my AHI during my sleep study was 118. That seems awfully high. Could that be right? It also says that my total number of apneas during my 7 hour sleep study was 524. Can someone maybe explain these two number to me a little better please?

It certainly is possible that your AHI was 118 during your sleep study. And that matches with the 524 episodes for seven hours of sleep. The bottom line is that you have severe sleep apnea. Really severe.

You need therapy to get this under control. CPAP is the usual therapy, but not everyone can tolerate it. Did your doc give you a prescription for a CPAP device? If I were you would go back to the doc and get a prescription for what is needed to get your AHI down to reasonable levels (<5 AHI, although 0 AHI is the holy grail). If you do not get this under control you are asking for a short lifespan.

Yes, I use the icon premo. I have had it since June and I feel sooo much better now. I was just a little surprised by the numbers being so high, so thank you for responding. Smile
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#4
Yes, those numbers are high - but it explains why your pressure is set to 18. It's too bad you do not have the "InfoSmart Software" so you could monitor your current AHI levels. F & P's website shows that your model is data capable.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
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(02-08-2013, 11:57 PM)PollCat Wrote: Yes, those numbers are high - but it explains why your pressure is set to 18. It's too bad you do not have the "InfoSmart Software" so you could monitor your current AHI levels. F & P's website shows that your model is data capable.

How would I go about getting the data? I know that my machine has a memory stick in it and the company who I got the machine from sometimes has me bring it in for them to copy info from, but how do I look at that info? No one really told me that is something I should do.
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#6
AHI is reached by taking the total number of events (obstructive, hypopneas, and central) and divides it by the number of hours slept.

The software can be bought. Supplier #26 has it for $89. I think they are the only ones now who are selling it.
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#7
you can also use SleepyHead. SH is free and support the Icon
see post 6 for Icon report and post #7 for Icon glossary terms
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Icon setup instruction videos (plus other videos)
http://vimeo.com/20560260
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#8
I was diagnosed with an AHI of 125 2 months ago. I am using a respironics series 1 auto and am down to an average of 0.58 and even had an AHI of zero last night. So there is hope for all of us. Good Luck.Sleep-well
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(02-09-2013, 04:09 AM)zonk Wrote: you can also use SleepyHead. SH is free and support the Icon

Does SleepyHead fully support the Icon now? Or is it still in the testing stages?

If it supports Icons, let me know and I'll change the info on our SleepyHead download thread.

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(02-09-2013, 08:35 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote:
(02-09-2013, 04:09 AM)zonk Wrote: you can also use SleepyHead. SH is free and support the Icon

Does SleepyHead fully support the Icon now? Or is it still in the testing stages?

If it supports Icons, let me know and I'll change the info on our SleepyHead download thread.

Huh
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