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Hi, I'm new and two weeks into therapy
#41
Twelfth night on 8-12:

AHI: 2.5
95th: 8.5
90th: 8.0
Plateau: 0%
High Leak Flow: 0%
NRI: 1.75
EPI: 2
While Breathing Hours: 7.8
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#42
(01-09-2016, 10:03 AM)Huesito Wrote: While Breathing Hours: 7.8

Sorry, that tickles my funny bone. I want my "while breathing" hours to be 24 every day...
Ed Seedhouse
VA7SDH

The above is my opinion.  It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.

I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
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#43
(01-09-2016, 08:14 PM)eseedhouse Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 10:03 AM)Huesito Wrote: While Breathing Hours: 7.8

Sorry, that tickles my funny bone. I want my "while breathing" hours to be 24 every day...

lol, true





Thirteenth night on 8-12:

AHI: 3.0
95th: 9.0
90th: 8.5
Plateau: 0%
High Leak Flow: 0%
NRI: 0.50
EPI: 1
While Breathing Hours: 9.3
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#44
Feeling pretty fatigued today, despite the generally good numbers. Feels like a step back and it's really disheartening. But I'll plow along.
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#45
(01-10-2016, 12:38 PM)Huesito Wrote: Feeling pretty fatigued today, despite the generally good numbers. Feels like a step back and it's really disheartening. But I'll plow along.

Are you sleeping the whole night straight through or are you having to get up three or four times for bathroom breaks? This can be a problem because you need about four hours without waking to go through all the sleep stages that give you refreshment. If not then you might ask them to check your oxygen levels throughout the night. Even with a very low AHI at the start of my treatment my O2 levels were going low during the night and it wasn't until that was addressed that I began to feel the benefits.

Ed Seedhouse
VA7SDH

The above is my opinion.  It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.

I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
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#46
(01-10-2016, 03:35 PM)eseedhouse Wrote:
(01-10-2016, 12:38 PM)Huesito Wrote: Feeling pretty fatigued today, despite the generally good numbers. Feels like a step back and it's really disheartening. But I'll plow along.

Are you sleeping the whole night straight through or are you having to get up three or four times for bathroom breaks? This can be a problem because you need about four hours without waking to go through all the sleep stages that give you refreshment. If not then you might ask them to check your oxygen levels throughout the night. Even with a very low AHI at the start of my treatment my O2 levels were going low during the night and it wasn't until that was addressed that I began to feel the benefits.

Hi Ed.

I sleep pretty much throughout. What did you do to deal with the O2 levels? I was thinking about getting an oximeter.

Frankly, the day ended up turning out better than expected. Just had that fatigue very early, but things got better as the day went along. Was even able to shoot some hoops in the afternoon.

I had a long, tiring week and I used to tire up naturally on weeks like that, I think I just get extra nervous these days when I feel fatigued. Probably need to trust the therapy more.
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#47
I suggest you relax and give the therapy some time Smile

Your sleep architecture may take a long time to normalize, not to mention all the things that are broken because of poor sleep architecture.

I took right to it, as far as being able to sleep with the get-up, but it has been a journey to reap the benefits of good sleep and hopefully at just over a year out, i am not finished seeing benefits! It probably took you a long time of not breathing while sleeping to get noticed... it may take time for things to return to healthy.
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#48
Thank you Daria! I'm sticking with it. Numbers look pretty good based on what I read.

Fourteenth night on 8-12:

AHI: 3.0
95th: 8.5
90th: 8.0
Plateau: 0%
High Leak Flow: 0%
NOE: 0.25
EPI: 1
While Breathing Hours: >= 9.3
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#49
Fifteenth night on 8-12:

AHI: 3.0
95th: 8.5
90th: 8.0
Plateau: 0%
High Leak Flow: 0%
NOE: 0.5
EPI: 0
While Breathing Hours: >= 9.3
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#50
Hi Huesito,
Does your software show a breakdown of your AHI? What makes up the 3.0?
How many Obstructives, hypopneas, clear airway, etc. Does it show any waveforms or pressure graphs?

If anything, your numbers certainly are consistent. Even though it takes time to get over feeling so tired all the time, it may be a good idea to dig deeper and see if anything else is going on.

3.0 AHI is good, but could be better. You are still being strangled 3 times an hour. Sad
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