I’m so excited and grateful to have found this forum! I’ve learned so much already, a great help to a newbie The 2 care providers I’ve dealt with both have been very dismissive and discouraged me having any role in treatment (recommendations in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area are welcome). I SO want to take an active role in my treatment and this looks like an excellent group of people to learn from. Overall I think I’m adapting well to the machine
Diagnosed in May after cardiologist said my heart was OK but I probably had sleep apnea causing palpitations. Sleep study= AHI 53 with severe drops in SpO2 and mouth breathing. With treatment AHI=3 Using ResMed AirSense 10 For Her for 6 weeks . I’m using the Airfit P10 for her with the medium pillow. I have ordered a Contec CMS 50F and waiting for it to be delivered.
Downloaded Sleepyhead but a bit lost in interpreting my data. If I understand correctly I can’t post images as a brand new member?
A couple questions I’d love some help with if anyone is willing:
1) How can I tell if I have a problem with mouth and/or mask leak? Reading about the leak from each mask and machine has left me confused how to interpret my data in Sleepyhead.
2) I tried the small nasal pillow size(because of some nose soreness), and was waking up with a dry mouth and had a higher AHI so my care provider said to go back to the medium. Would it be worth ordering a large size to try too? I tend to have some nasal congestion all the time, but this is better now that I’m using the nasal pillow.
Last 30 days Last 7 last night
Avg AHI 1.16 1.17 1.25 (range 0.5 to 3.5, RERA, OA, Central, Clear Airway)
Avg.Leak Rate 1.06 0.81 0.57
90% leak rate 3.6 2.4 1.2
% above leak
Threshold 0.1 0 0
Avg Pressure 10.46 10.29 10.91
90% Pressure 12.64 12.18 12.84
Max Pressure 15.8 14.4 14.4
Not sure what other stats would be useful for others to see…please let me know!
Looking forward to “meeting” others with sleep apnea, as I’m the only one I know with it!