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Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
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Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
Hi All,

You've probably seen my posts in the last week getting used to the Resmed, I have a question for you - does low AHI mean you're getting a good sleep?

I ask because this is last night's data - and I'm not feeling super rested

https://imgur.com/S14nRHM
https://imgur.com/a/a6aaT
Now ignore the leak issue (the mask moved around a bit in the night) - but you'll notice 4 rera events and 4 CA events

I've also identified that through the chart - when you zoom in, there waveforms which look like an OA but are not labeled as such
eg 
https://imgur.com/a/ZkVmw

Would appreciate any info about any of this.
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RE: Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
Here's another thread that talks about it. http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ep-quality
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RE: Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
The zoomed flow was not scored as apnea’s as the non breathing was less than 10seconds
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RE: Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
(11-29-2017, 06:07 PM)jaswilliams Wrote: The zoomed flow was not scored as apnea’s as the non breathing was less than 10seconds

Thanks!
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RE: Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
I find my best sleep at the 1-1.5 range. I think when I am most relaxed events are most likely to happen. Wide awake always results in 0 AHI. Improper pressure results in too many events. Somewhere in between there is a happy medium.
CPAP is a journey like “The Wizard of Oz”. It’s a long slow journey. You will face many problems and pick up many friends along the way. Just because you reach the poppies, it doesn’t mean you are in Kansas. 
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RE: Does a low AHI = Good sleep? - interpretation of data
Interesting post. I'm also new to all things CPAP and my AHI's are between 1.2 to 5.5 but yet i'm waking up still feeling foggy and tired.
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