By way of background, I had two clinical sleep studies two years ago. The first diagnosed central apnea and my doctor referred me for a second study. The second clinical sleep study doctor was skeptical of the scoring on the first results and had me stay overnight for a second sleep study. His determination was that I had purely obstructive apnea. He wanted me to come in for a third overnight sleep study and I threw my hands up in frustration about another night with hundreds of wires attached to my head and didn't go back.
Lately my snoring was getting bad (per wife) and blood pressure was getting high (per doctor, 140/90) so I decided to order an APAP and see if that helped.
After a week of using the APAP and checking blood pressure twice a day my blood pressure is down to 119/80, snoring is not bothering the wife and my sleep is better. But, I am noticing on these sleepyhead charts that their are a lot of CA events and leakage.
My pressure is currently set at 5-20 with a 10 minute ramp starting at 4 pressure. I turned EPR off because I was noticing, as I drifted off to sleep, that I'd stop or have "lagged" breathing and it would wake me back up a little.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated! I am still working my way through the wiki and glossaries, lots of helpful information in there.
My initial thoughts are raise my minimum pressure and perhaps try switching from the Medium nasal pillows to the smaller size for a tighter fit (though when I tried the smaller pillows that I felt like I wasn't getting enough air).
I can't embed yet or post clickable links so here are text links to my photo bucket screenshots:
Screenshot 1: http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b490...c0e1c6.png
Screenshot 2: http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b490...f5566f.png
Screenshot 3: http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b490...acd4ec.png
And here is a cut and paste of the sidebar stats:
AHIApnea Hypopnea Index 7.95
ResMed AirSense 10
PAP Mode: APAP
Min 5 Max 20 (cmH2O)
Date Sleep Wake Hours
11/29/14 21:56:48 06:58:19 08:56:01
Large Leak 1.79%
Clear Airway 5.71
Unclassified Apnea 0.11
Channel Min Med 95% Max
PressureTherapy Pressure (cmH2O)
W-Avg: 8.20 4.08 7.88 11.80 14.68
Minute Vent.Amount of air displaced per minute (L/min)
W-Avg: 5.81 0.00 5.12 11.12 22.62
Resp. RateRate of breaths per minute (Breaths/min)
W-Avg: 12.57 0.00 11.60 19.80 50.00
Flow Limit.Graph showing severity of flow limitations (Severity (0-1))
W-Avg: 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.44
Leak RateRate of detected mask leakage (L/min)
W-Avg: 3.70 0.00 1.20 18.00 49.20
SnoreGraph displaying snore volume (?)
W-Avg: 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.86
Insp. TimeTime taken to breathe in (Seconds)
W-Avg: 2.97 0.22 2.90 4.40 14.74
Exp. TimeTime taken to breathe out (Seconds)
W-Avg: 2.17 0.04 2.22 2.94 7.20
Tidal VolumeAmount of air displaced per breath (ml)
W-Avg: 459.51 0.00 440.00 720.00 1240.00
Total time in apnea 00:17:33
Time over leak redline 1.791%
ModeCPAP Mode APAP
Pressure MinMinimum Therapy Pressure 5 cmH2O
Pressure MaxMaximum Therapy Pressure 20 cmH2O
EPRResMed Exhale Pressure Relief Full Time
EPR LevelExhale Pressure Relief Level 1cmH2O
(Thanks for reading! I appreciate all the help I've found on this forum and I did make sure to donate. )