(10-01-2014, 09:05 PM)Whitewabit Wrote: It seems to me the obvious is being over looked here. Your wife fails sleep studies so no script. You think she does have apneas and hypopneas which could be centrals. She can't sleep in the studies so what is left for you to do for her?
You ever thought of doing your own sleep study for her ??
Hook her up to your machine for a couple of hours one afternoon .. you could get a new card for yours that would be for her data not to mess with your data on your card.. SD cards are very cheap .. copy her data to sleepyhead and then take that information to your doctor if indeed it does show a need. Could be done over several afternoons/evenings and at her leisure !!
Good idea!! Wonder why I didnt think of that
Actually she was gifted a Respronics M series auto by a lady that had it for a lot of years but only used it twice and stuck it in the closet saying she would rather just die than sleep with the thing.
On it it doesnt take but 8 cm to 12 cm range to keep her at around 3 ahi. She has no centrals or open airway events all Hyponeas and OAs Snores and Flow limitations. That pressure range mostly runs at 8 and keeps her in good numbers.
Her 100 plus pulse every morning dropped to 70 the first morning after she used it.
Her only problem is the aerophlagia problem. And she has that bad.
Dropped her pressure to 7 on straight cpap so the pressure couldnt rise with c3 flex relief which helped a little. She had to go off of it for two nights because it distended her belly to hard as a rock status and it took that long to clear all the air out. Now shes back on it about 4 to 5 hours a night till the air blows her up again waking her up then she goes off it for that night.
Now Im going to six cm to try to let her body get accustomed to the machine, lose the gas problem then slowly bring her back up .5cm at a time.
Anything less than six she feels suffocated. Ill get her a better machine like a 550 or 560 as soon as I can. The M works great but is a rain out nightmare if you set it over 1 on humidity.
I cant trade machines with her because Im still in the compliance period and cant change my pressure settings and need to make sure the min hours are met for insurance to cover. My auto on my pressure settings would blow her up like a blow fish LOL.
But she is getting treated for her apena now at least most of the time as she gets the hang of machine.