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#31
Hi Mike,

As a long term sufferer of depression and anxiety (and I suspect OSA too) I wanted to say how much better treatment has made things for me. I am not ready to declare that apnea was the cause of my depression and anxiety, but sleeping with a mask and appropriate pressure has made the anti-depressants much, much more effective. This is a whole new world for me.

Chuck
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#32
(04-15-2016, 12:00 AM)chill Wrote: As a long term sufferer of depression and anxiety (and I suspect OSA too) I wanted to say how much better treatment has made things for me. I am not ready to declare that apnea was the cause of my depression and anxiety, but sleeping with a mask and appropriate pressure has made the anti-depressants much, much more effective. This is a whole new world for me.

Thanks Chuck, glad that things have improved for you. Yes many causes of depression certainly - genetics, environment/experiences etc. As far as treatment goes, no 'silver bullets' either. However in hindsightr I think having impaired sleep certainly for me has made things a lot more challenging when it comes to responding to stress/life. Its still early days for me, but already I'm feeling more positive about things.
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#33
Nice thread this one, very informative. I'm also very early in treatment and also fighting centrals. My Doc set the pressure low because of that, max at 8cm.
I was having spasms every night, my legs just wouldn't let me sleep...this problem seems sorted out but the tiredness is still there, which I assume it is due to the centrals.

I'm not changing the max pressure. Since the doc said Auto pressure is comfort I changed the min and noticed the CA go up. Changed the min again, CA decreased... Can the minimal pressure change be related to the CA?

I still have few doubts though. Didn't find this around the forum so figured out that this is a good thread as any to get help.

- With time, the apneas (AHI) will go down? If that is the case will the machine be needed?

- Which rate of CA is considered tolerable?

Thanks
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#34
Ok- Bug-eyed now I am confused on how do these two definition of CA differ from Crazy

Hypopnea:a medical term for a disorder which involves episodes of overly shallow breathing or an abnormally low respiratory rate. This differs from apnea in that there remains some flow of air. Hypopnea events may happen while asleep or while awake.
2004-Bon Jovi
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy

Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
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#35
(04-16-2016, 02:07 PM)0rangebear Wrote: Ok- Bug-eyed now I am confused on how do these two definition of CA differ from Crazy

Hypopnea:a medical term for a disorder which involves episodes of overly shallow breathing or an abnormally low respiratory rate. This differs from apnea in that there remains some flow of air. Hypopnea events may happen while asleep or while awake.

apnea= cessation of respiration.
hypopnea= reduction of respiration.

was that it, or is something else the source of your confusion?
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#36
That helps but make wonder why I see CA events identified in ResScan and Sleepyhead that are a 20% - 50% reduction an not cessation. Thinking-about

(04-16-2016, 03:21 PM)palerider Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 02:07 PM)0rangebear Wrote: Ok- Bug-eyed now I am confused on how do these two definition of CA differ from Crazy

Hypopnea: a medical term for a disorder which involves episodes of
overly shallow breathing or an abnormally low respiratory rate. This differs from apnea in that there remains some flow of air. Hypopnea events may happen while asleep or while awake.

apnea= cessation of respiration.
hypopnea= reduction of respiration.

was that it, or is something else the source of your confusion?

2004-Bon Jovi
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy

Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
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#37
(04-16-2016, 04:36 PM)0rangebear Wrote: That helps but make wonder why I see CA events identified in ResScan and Sleepyhead that are a 20% - 50% reduction an not cessation. Thinking-about

post an example??
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#38
I am having problems with sleepyhead cannot access file menu or perform a screen capture. I have to exit through the task bar to get out of the program. I am running BETA

I will post some examples in a new thread once I have Sleepyhead fixed.


Thanks for the conversation


(04-16-2016, 06:51 PM)palerider Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 04:36 PM)0rangebear Wrote: That helps but make wonder why I see CA events identified in ResScan and Sleepyhead that are a 20% - 50% reduction an not cessation. Thinking-about

post an example??

2004-Bon Jovi
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy

Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
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#39
(04-15-2016, 09:11 AM)Conte Wrote: Nice thread this one, very informative. I'm also very early in treatment and also fighting centrals. My Doc set the pressure low because of that, max at 8cm.
I was having spasms every night, my legs just wouldn't let me sleep...this problem seems sorted out but the tiredness is still there, which I assume it is due to the centrals.

I'm not changing the max pressure. Since the doc said Auto pressure is comfort I changed the min and noticed the CA go up. Changed the min again, CA decreased... Can the minimal pressure change be related to the CA?

I still have few doubts though. Didn't find this around the forum so figured out that this is a good thread as any to get help.

- With time, the apneas (AHI) will go down? If that is the case will the machine be needed?

- Which rate of CA is considered tolerable?

Thanks


Any thoughts?
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#40
I am very new to all of this.....where do you get your data?
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