06-28-2016, 10:15 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-28-2016, 10:21 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
I'm curious. Why do you doubt the reported data? Because you are not turning handsprings out of bed? For some folks, it takes weeks or even months to fully recover from a long time of no good sleep. I don't know if I fully subscribe to the strict hour-for-an-hour net sleep deficit theory, but i think there is evidence of a certain sleep deficit that one has to dig out of even if it's just healing the damage done.
I rotated out my old PRS! Auto a few days ago, earlier than I planned, and when I did, I checked the data (note that normally I DO NOT CHECK DATA more than once or twice a year). My AHI numbers ran from less than 1 to just over 1 ~ call it an average of 1. Still lack the energy I would like and find myself dragging. But I have a few more balls in the air than just OSA.
Using an s9 adapt, I really don't get much in the way of numbers for giudance.
I found that if I lower the maximum pressure support too much, then I get daytime symptoms of poor sleep. But that still didn't give me numbers as guidance.
Also, if I let my chin drop using this incline bed to reduce acid reflux, I get daytime symptoms of bad sleep. But still no numbers as guidance, even with arousals I can remember.
It's kinda like when I started cpap and had to expirement with the pressure because the sleep study pressure didn't work all that well, and I didn't really know what the numbers meant anyway.
So what do the numbers mean varies by person, I suppose.
I try to understand the flow chart to understand what might be going on from time to time, but I'm not too good at interpreting it.
But I figure things are going fairly well for now based on how I feel and by controlling some of these variables and settings that impact sleep quality.
Thanks so much folks,
There is a lot more to my story. I will write up a short history and send the Sleepyhead graphs. I may need a day or so.