(02-21-2013, 10:04 PM)Tigerlily Wrote: On the top of the machine - Philips Respironics REMstar System One
Nothing on the sides, front or back
On the bottom - REF 150P
Now, is that P for Pro or Plus?
I think it's neither. Someone else may be able to verify, but I think this is the new PRS1 brick -- a machine that records only the number of hours used.
(02-21-2013, 10:14 PM)Tigerlily Wrote: I was thinking my diagnosis would be severe, or at minimum, moderate. I was shocked it was mild because I had a LOT of symptoms!! I was told and read that you can have "mild" osa and have a lot of bad symptoms. Or you may have severe osa and not have many symptoms at all. I find that a bit puzzling!
Sleep apnea affects different people in different ways. The human body is amazing in its ability to adapt. Some people can adapt to the sleep deprivation better than others. Certainly people react to it differently. Some people are the type who can fall asleep anywhere anytime and when they get sleep-deprived they just get sleepy and fall asleep repeatedly throughout the day. Others have trouble falling asleep and just spend all day grumpy and irritable when sleep-deprived.
The distinctions of mild, moderate and severe are used by medical professionals. They have to classify things so they can do research on them. One thing we know is that if you have an AHI of 5 you're awakening, on average, once every 12 minutes. That's gonna interfere with the quality of your sleep and therefore the quality of your life. It will lead to heart disease. It will kill you!
An AHI of 5 is at the low end of mild.
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