Thanks for your info.
Hope I do okay. I have my AHI's anywhere from .06 to 12.6. I'm still tired everyday.
If you're constantly tired even with low AHIs there may be other things going on. It could just be that your body is catching up from many years of abuse by apnea. Alternatively it might be that factors other than apneas and hypopneas are preventing you from getting thoroughly rested. Eg, frequent mask leaks can stop you getting into deep sleep. If you haven't already done so, why don't you download Sleepyhead software and use that to monitor all the things that don't show up in the AHI numbers.
In addition, I assume you've had your blood levels checked, especially iron and vitamin D. If not, you should probably discuss these with your doctor.
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@jacklogan - do you remember having dreams during a lot of your nights, or is it seldom, or never? REM sleep, where most dreams happen, should comprise about 20% of your sleeping. Well being seems to spring from that part of our sleep. Physical stamina seems to spring from the correct level of Deep restorative sleep, or Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), not associated with dreaming.
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Best of luck with your therapy. Hopefully they can figure out what's going on, and you can find the energy your looking for!
If you haven't had your thyroid checked you should cause it can cause you to have that tired feeling all the time. When I was checked for sleep apnea they also checked my thyroid and I had sleep apnea and thyroid problems. Everything now is working as it should and my sleep apnea is under control.
I too am being put on an ASV machine and I wish you luck with the new machine and I hope it solves your tiredness all the time. Keep us informed on how it works for you.
I am not computer literate, so I don't know how to get into sleepyhead or any other programs.
They sound so simple but ????????????????
Thanks for your help.
All my bloodwork is good, so I will see about ASV.
I have been on Cpap and Bipap for the last 20 years or so.
Thanks again. Will update in a few weeks--after I have been on ASV for a week or so.