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.
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?