(08-06-2014, 01:42 PM)tcarmen Wrote:(08-06-2014, 11:02 AM)Ghandi Wrote: I called the technician talk about how long my OA are. And that they should be treated. She said it's normal as long as my AHI is under 5. She told me that the machine still fixes most of the apneas.
That's a very dismissive attitude and is unfortunately pretty widespread. Make sure you tell them you're still not happy.
5 might be OK for you, on the other hand there are a lot of other factors involved and it might just as easily be horrible. It's almost unfortunate that the AHI measurement became popular because it's not a really good rating for how well you're doing. It's mostly a number that seems to be used by insurance companies to determine who they'll pay for.
It's like someone telling you that you should be happy because your average bedroom temperature is 68F, when in it's actually 118°F all day and 18°F at night. The average is 68, but that's not useful information.
You're entitled to a good night's sleep and I wouldn't settle for less.
I could't agree more.
They do dismiss almost any information i provide them. I'm a very pacific guy but i'll find my way around to get good nights of sleep, because like you said we diserve this.
I'll probably have to bypass them and adress this with the doctor. They'll have no choice to do what the doctor will say in the end.