Following are my sleep study results:
Sleep study from 4/7/2012
55 YR old – male; 6’1’- 240#, Epworth 12/24; Sleep time - 246 min.
Sleep latency - normal at 29 min.; Sleep efficiency: reduced at 67%
186 arousals – 45.3 per hour; 7 awakenings – 1.7 per hour
Stage II – 51.9%; stage III – 16.4%; stage I – 11%; REM – 20.7%
13 central apneas mean duration 26 sec.; 17 hypopneas mean duration 30 sec.
AHI index of 7.3; arousal index 8.5 per hour
O2 varied between 89% and 96%, 99% of time above 90% saturation
296 periodic leg movements
Impression: mild sleep apnea with obstructive and central events and associated with severe sleep fragmentation.
In Jan.2013 I was set up with a Respironics 450P Remstar Pro, w/c-flex+, I was having AHI's ranging from 8-12, Pressure at (9), then set to auto for I believe a 14 Day trial. About half way through the auto trial I had severe bloating from, I assume, swallowing air. Severe to the point of waking up with pain. Did not hear back from my DME Rep. or my Doctor. Stopped CPAP. DME finally called and said he thought I should have another sleep study,as I may need a BIPAP or possibly an ASV. I was not feeling well and unhappy with the whole mess. Was not sure who was calling the shots, DME or Doctor. Returned machine, I was paying for rental.Blue Cross w/$400 deductible. I ended up having my gull bladder removed May 2013. Still tired, chest feels tight, feel like I need to take deep breaths sometimes. Pulmonary test over the last two yrs, all good. Went to a new Doc. He does not think my problem is sleep apnea,in spite of my last sleep study. Although new Doc will give me script for a two(2) week trial on a ResMed S9 auto at my expense. Might this be helpful? I asked specifically for Resmed, as it would be my intention to monitor my results w/ResScan. What direction should I go, as I am confussed. Any advise will be greatly appreciated. Thank You