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Diet and AHI
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Diet and AHI
I know that my OSA is directly linked to my obesity  but have come across a little problem.
My apap is already maxed out set to a pressure of 16 to 20 and my AHI  averages about 6 if 
I eat a regular diet.  But on a day that I have 500  calories of junk carbs right before bed my
AHI will probably be 2 or 3 .  On the other hand go on a low carb diet and my AHI  will hop
up to 8 to 16 !  So eat junk and have a lower AHI in the very short term or  cut back on the 
carbs to lose weight but have my AHI go through the roof till I lose a lot of weight.  Any idea
what is happening here.  Oh my Dr.has sent in a prescription for a new Resmed Bipap but  I
don't know if it will be approves let alone how long it will take to get one.   So tonight should
I stick to my diet and have an AHI of  8 to 16  or have a large dish of ice cream and have a
AHI of 3  or use the recalled Phillips System One Bipap and set it for 24/20 !
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#2
RE: Diet and AHI
Did the diet change AHI every time or you saw it when you ate junk versus good food as single snapshots?

As for not getting BPAP, and I'm suggesting you request ResMed VAuto, I'd ask why you're not on it now. You're maxing CPAP pressures. I was told when I started PAP that if I constantly need pressures over 15, or if I could not tolerate CPAP, pass Go and collect BPAP.
Dave

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RE: Diet and AHI
This is fairly consistant I first noticed this about 7 years ago.
As why I am not already on a bipap well thats a long story
involving my old Dr. and my new one but it's to painfull to
talk about. But the new one called the order in last week
and I hope Medicare okays it.
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RE: Diet and AHI
That's OK, details aren't necessary. If a doctor changes or issues a new script, then the BPAP should be issued without problem.
Dave

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RE: Diet and AHI
There are certain foods that effect the quality of my sleep, in that they act like drugs. Foods with high levels of tryptophan or melatonin (turkey, chicken, bananas). I'd wake up groggy and brain sluggish. It does not make sense to me that eating junk foods would improve sleep, over healthier choices. Your AHI is pretty low anyway. As far as weight loss, it well fall off, just have to give up the food groups that put it on. Flour based products, dairy, oils  food additives (man made foods). Flour is converted into sugar. There are bread alternatives out there.
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