(04-15-2012, 05:23 PM)Well Rested Wrote: I feel fine when I wake up the morning. I also felt fine before I got the CPAP machine 25 days ago. The only reason I have the machine is because my fiancee recognized breathing pauses -- I got a sleep study and they told me I had central apnea, AHI=58.
You should discuss this with your doctor. Something is not right here, because the waveform clearly shows you're not breathing for a long enough time to meet the criteria for an apnea or at least a hypopnea.
The other thing you might want to do is get an oximeter. This will tell you if you have a significant drop in your oxygen level during these periods no breathing. The decreased oxygen level can cause continued arousals, or worse, it can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Does your fiancee notice that these periods of no breathing are followed by arousals?
The strange thing is that these events are not being scored by your software. You might want to try the free SleepyHead software and see if it reports the same thing.
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