10-07-2013, 06:59 PM
(This post was last modified: 10-07-2013, 07:02 PM by DOOM_NX.)
Last night, I went for my second sleep study - without my mother this time. It was a disaster. I think I slept for only 2 hours in total. The technician said I might need to redo the study.
My first sleep study showed that I suffer from mild sleep apnea (AHI: 14.5). That was 2 years ago. Since then, I have gained weight and have been feeling much worse. So I asked to be re-evaluated.
Since that didn't go well, I came up with an idea. I'm gonna use my mother's AutoSet to try and determine my AHI at home. I'm gonna set it at the lowest pressure, so that it records as many events as possible. I'm not sure whether I should keep EPR on.
What do you think? Will it work or am I just wasting my time here?
PS: On the left, there's my mother's info. I don't have a machine/mask on my own yet.
DOOM_NX, if I were you I would get the sleep study done to make sure you get it right, your health is the most important thing here. If your going to do it the way you suggest, I would have the low on 4 and the high on 20 and see how you go for a week or two. You can then start to lowwer your high pressure if needed. The EPR is more for comfort, it's another thing that will be a bit of trial and error. At least you seem like you are willing to use the CPAP now. Good luck and keep us updated.
Unless you are one of the rare people, you may find that you sleep worse in the beginning. While it may even help you, personally I would allow another study to be scheduled, and even if it means going without sleep for a few days, do what you can to make sure that you do sleep during the next study.
The 'problem' with your idea is that even those of us that have been on a CPAP/BI-PAP for sometime have random good and bad days, and "AHIs" and the count of them is not the only thing looked for during a sleep study.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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