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Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
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Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
Wow, just checked last nights data and it was over 5. I had two martinis last night. After seeing the data, I will definitely stick with one and maybe just quit. Unsure This was an eye-opener. The good news is that my ultimate chinstrap stopped all my air leaks. My normal AHI is usually barely over one and many times it is less. I think the new chinstrap will drop it well below 1 as I was having large air leaks from mouth breathing.

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#2
RE: Drinking
Sedatives like alcohol cause further relaxation of the muscle in the airway.
Could you imagine how the numbers would look without CPAP? What about a hangover just on 2 Martinis?
Eye opening stuff :-)
Jesse


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RE: Drinking
Txrpls,
My experience has been as long as I keep it below 2 MEASURED drinks( 1 oz each) my AHI improves. any more than that and all bets are off, AHI is all over the place. I do enjoy a good scotch or bourbon an hour or so before bed. My doctor told me as long as I keep it below 2 i'm good. Smile
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Analog
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#4
RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
I agree. With a little bit of alcohol, my AHI is improved. With too much alcohol, my AHI is worsened. So apparently there's such a thing as "too relaxed"!

I also find it tough to keep my mouth closed throughout the night, if I've drank too much. So I've used a FFM on those nights. But I recently got a chin strap from my DME, so we'll see if I have the guts to pull that out and figure it out.
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RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
(03-22-2018, 05:16 AM)txrpls Wrote: Wow, just checked last nights data and it was over 5. I had two martinis last night...

Bummer! I'm kicking myself for reading this thread! (I'm a heavy drinker.)

<sigh> Well, now I don't have drinking to look forward to after Lent. <sob>
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RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
(03-22-2018, 09:03 PM)ShaunBlake Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 05:16 AM)txrpls Wrote: Wow, just checked last nights data and it was over 5. I had two martinis last night...

Bummer! I'm kicking myself for reading this thread! (I'm a heavy drinker.)

<sigh> Well, now I don't have drinking to look forward to after Lent. <sob>

You can pick up one of the Bipap's. I think their pressure went up to 30cm. Just in case you need that extra drink. Too-funny
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RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
(03-22-2018, 09:07 PM)Walla Walla Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 09:03 PM)ShaunBlake Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 05:16 AM)txrpls Wrote: Wow, just checked last nights data and it was over 5. I had two martinis last night...

Bummer! I'm kicking myself for reading this thread! (I'm a heavy drinker.)

<sigh> Well, now I don't have drinking to look forward to after Lent. <sob>

You can pick up one of the Bipap's. I think their pressure went up to 30cm. Just in case you need that extra drink. Too-funny

You stinker! Now I've got to clean my monitor. And I'm twice mad because before I could even think about your suggestion I was rejecting it -- I couldn't afford it. hmm... maybe a used one on CraigsList would be affordable...
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RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
(03-22-2018, 09:14 PM)ShaunBlake Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 09:07 PM)Walla Walla Wrote:
(03-22-2018, 09:03 PM)ShaunBlake Wrote: Bummer! I'm kicking myself for reading this thread! (I'm a heavy drinker.)

<sigh> Well, now I don't have drinking to look forward to after Lent. <sob>

You can pick up one of the Bipap's. I think their pressure went up to 30cm. Just in case you need that extra drink. Too-funny

You stinker! Now I've got to clean my monitor. And I'm twice mad because before I could even think about your suggestion I was rejecting it -- I couldn't afford it. hmm... maybe a used one on CraigsList would be affordable...

Just limit your heavy gurgling and use of BiPAP to 6 days a month though. Compliance cops will come and comfiscate your goods.
Jesse


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#9
RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
There must be something wrong with me.  The more I drink, the lower my AHI is.  And I have had much more than two martinis.
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#10
RE: Drinking [alcohol and AHI]
I'm similar. A few drinks before bed in the weekend and sometimes my AHI improves - it certainly doesn't get worse.
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