Average sleep hours 6.5
Average AHI .61
Obstructive Index 0.14
Hypopnea Index 0.27
Clear Airway Index 0.00
Flow Limitation Index 1.21
RERA Index 0.60
I've learned to deal with airlines, camping, hotel rooms, understand Sleepyhead, clean the gear and finally figured out how to NOT change the humidity settings every time I turn the machine off. I'm extremely grateful for this community as the information, support and advice have been invaluable. And now the dilemma..
My DH also has a cpap and has been using it for a decade. I was the one who pushed him to see a sleep doc all those years ago. Now that I know what all those various sounds coming from a cpap are, I know that he is not getting the best result he could. Lots of leaks and he often knocks the head gear off during the night. He complains about being tired during the day and of morning headaches; it's likely that some change may be needed to his setup as he recently had a significant weight loss.
When I've tried to broach the idea that maybe some adjustment to his routine, or more likely headgear, might be in order his response is "my doc will let me know if there's an issue". As a long time cpap user however, he doesn't have his card read very often (about every two years). He's not really interested in knowing details or studying numbers, just trusts that what he has been prescribed is perfect. His prescription is not due to be renewed for another year and I believe that's the next time he'll have his card read. I suspect that his nightly numbers will show substantial issues. I have no idea what his prescription is but he has the same machine I do with a ResMed Mirage Swift nasal pillow/headgear.
I've offered to install sleepyhead on his computer and show him how to use it, but he is just not interested. I've suggested that he call his doc and have a visit. Not sure there's much more to be done here but the temptation to pull his card, have a look and then try again armed with concrete info is high.
So what to do?
2. Continue to push him to see doc
3. Read the card, print the results and try convincing him to make a change
Any thoughts about this or leading a horse to water?