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Finding AHI at home
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DOOM_NX Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

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Post: #11
RE: Finding AHI at home
Wow... This was enlighting! But first, I'm gonna let the pictures talk.


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At first, I was sleeping in supine position. Then I turned to the side and on my stomach. Finally, I returned to supine position. I think it looks serious enough to get a machine.

PS: Strangely I got no Snore data.
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10-08-2013 04:06 AM
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DOOM_NX Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i + ClimateLine (not using year-round)
CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #12
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I meant enlightening. Can't edit anymore...
10-08-2013 04:38 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Finding AHI at home
(10-08-2013 04:38 AM)DOOM_NX Wrote:  I meant enlightening. Can't edit anymore...

In the picture you posted, it shows your pressure as 4 so maybe your pressure is set way to low.
10-08-2013 05:53 AM
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DOOM_NX Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #14
RE: Finding AHI at home
(10-08-2013 05:53 AM)me50 Wrote:  
(10-08-2013 04:38 AM)DOOM_NX Wrote:  I meant enlightening. Can't edit anymore...

In the picture you posted, it shows your pressure as 4 so maybe your pressure is set way to low.

Well, yes. I set it at 4 cmH2O on purpose, because I wasn't sure about my AHI. Now I know it's rather high.

The technician called me about an hour ago. We scheduled an appointment for the next phase (titration). So I'm getting another sleep study wearing a mask on Monday.
10-08-2013 06:11 AM
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me50 Offline

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RE: Finding AHI at home
(10-08-2013 06:11 AM)DOOM_NX Wrote:  
(10-08-2013 05:53 AM)me50 Wrote:  
(10-08-2013 04:38 AM)DOOM_NX Wrote:  I meant enlightening. Can't edit anymore...

In the picture you posted, it shows your pressure as 4 so maybe your pressure is set way to low.

Well, yes. I set it at 4 cmH2O on purpose, because I wasn't sure about my AHI. Now I know it's rather high.

The technician called me about an hour ago. We scheduled an appointment for the next phase (titration). So I'm getting another sleep study wearing a mask on Monday.

Good that you have an appointment scheduled. Maybe in the meantime, you can put your pressure settings back to 6-18 and see if your AHI's go down. Hope you find your answers soon.
10-08-2013 06:51 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #16
RE: Finding AHI at home
These settings are for my mother. I borrowed the machine for a night. Maybe I will try setting it to 4-20 and see what happens. Then I'm gonna return it and wait for mine.
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10-08-2013 08:20 AM
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Post: #17
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It might be useful to use the machine, using the Auto settings 4-20, for a few days before your sleep test. It might get you used to sleeping with the mask and APAP and increase the likelihood that you will sleep for the test.

Also, in your test results, I saw no mention of % of night SaO2 <= 90% and no mention of periodic limb movements or arousals per hour. Was your sleep test a full level-1 polysomnography (monitoring of the patient’s airflow through the nose and mouth, electrocardiographic activity, blood oxygen level, brain wave pattern (electroencephalogram), eye movement, and the movement of respiratory muscles and limbs) or the more limited level-3 polysomnography (essentially an APAP and maybe an oximeter). If you are always tired there may be more going on than just sleep apnea.
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CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #18
RE: Finding AHI at home
Thank you for your reply, Kritiker.

I would use the machine every day, but I don't want to do so in expense of my mother's sleep.

Regarding my sleep study, there were so many electrodes and sensors that I doubt it was a level 3 PSG. However, they didn't monitor my limb movements, unless they got the data from the video recorder.
10-08-2013 03:07 PM
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Post: #19
RE: Finding AHI at home
Did they recommend another sleep study where they will titrate you (determine the correct CPAP pressure)?

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10-08-2013 07:17 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: Weinmann JOYCE SilkGel
Humidifier: ResMed H5i + ClimateLine (not using year-round)
CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #20
RE: Finding AHI at home
(10-08-2013 07:17 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  Did they recommend another sleep study where they will titrate you (determine the correct CPAP pressure)?

Yes, in fact, they did. We scheduled it for this Monday.

I would like to show you my results of last night's sleep. I followed your advice and left the pressure range wide open.

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10-09-2013 05:29 AM
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