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First time AHI under 10!
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cbrfoltz Offline

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Machine: AirSense10 For Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit10
Humidifier: ResMed Humid Air S
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: Not using software Other Software

Other Comments: CPAP user as of 5-8-2015

Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #1
First time AHI under 10!
So, it will be a week tomorrow. I had my best night so far last night.

Saturday night, I could NOT get my mask right, and it was very frustrating. It leaked like crazy no matter what I did. I went to bed last night planning on calling the sleep clinic this morning to see about another mask. I was in a small and right before I walked out the door, she changed me to a medium. She said it was a better fit. I still think that it might be slightly too big, but after last night, I'm going to keep going with what I have.

Because...

Last night, I put the contrary thing on and it fit great! Just like my childrens' fevers going away when the pediatrician walked into the room... It did leak some, but I could exhale and it refit itself without me actually touching the cushion. I can't explain it, maybe tinkerbell sprinkled magic ferry dust on the thing.

Because...

TA DA!!! My AHI was under 10 for the first time. 9.4, but still, that's under 10. And, I slept great.

Recapping: AHI during sleep study 73 with CPAP: 12, 29, 22, 14, 16, 9.

I feel much more alert/awake/motivated, and that was before I saw my scores Smile.

It's a Happy Monday!!

Thanks for all the support.

Baire
05-18-2015 11:03 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #2
RE: First time AHI under 10!
Keep up the good work, CB... It could be a lot of your "9.4" is being caused by transient CA's. We get that a lot when we're first adjusting to things such as CPAP in general, futzing with FFM's in particular. If that is the case, you'll see that "9.4" drop like a boot camp marine as you continue doing what you're doing. It would be good if you could give us a breakdown of your events, how many CA's vs OA's vs Hypops. That sort of thing.
05-18-2015 11:11 AM
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Sleeprider Online
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #3
RE: First time AHI under 10!
Be sure to download and use the Sleepyhead software linked at the top of this forum. It can be very motivating to see your progress and better understand what kind of events are making up your AHI. Your patience is a good quality in getting this therapy to work, but knowledge will help you improve further. 9.4 is an improvement, but still far too high to be acceptable.

Welcome to the forum, and good luck.

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05-18-2015 11:17 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #4
RE: First time AHI under 10!
Congratulations on the breakthrough. It really is great to feel better. You will probably have more ups and downs but keep pushing forward. As you have found out, it can really feel very good.

While many of us seem to be number oriented, the numbers are only part of the story. AHI=<5 is the target for effective therapy but it is just a number.

Sleep Well,

PaytonA
05-18-2015 11:40 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: First time AHI under 10!
Hi cbrfoltz,
Good job, keep up the good work.
Your AHI needs to be at 5, (preferably below,) but just keep on going, you'll get there.

trish6hundred
05-18-2015 02:08 PM
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wxmcpo Offline

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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Heated (attached to machine)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Looking forward to a good night's sleep

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #6
RE: First time AHI under 10!
I had my first AHI under 10 (9.4 as well) two nights ago, but the following night it jumped to 23 and then last night it was 27.4. The only thing consistent about my AHI number is it has been wildly inconsistent. I dream of a night where it's under 1.
05-20-2015 02:06 AM
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truetopath Offline

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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #7
RE: First time AHI under 10!
Congrats on the improved number!
05-20-2015 07:40 AM
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