(05-15-2016, 09:34 AM)shewhorn Wrote: Would the same apply to ASV as well? I've been using an ASV machine for 16 days now. In that 16 days...
When you look at the details of how events are counted, you see that it lacks the precision required to make a determination in your case in such a short amount of time.
I say your case because your numbers are already good, it's only been 16 days, and you've got a ASV machine.
It takes time to adjust to CPAP therapy, so the numbers will change on their own. They can change on their own for seasoned users. too.
ASV machines are the hardest to adjust. I recommend staying with what you've got until the doctor gives you your first review. Then you can talk to the doctor about it and go from there.
The thing with the data and being a perfectionist ... Realize that for your machine to score a hypopnea the flow rate has to drop for a period of 10 seconds. If you got your hypopnea index down to zero, you might be tempted to change the criteria to 9 seconds. Under that criteria your index is not zero and so you try changing things to get it to zero. This is a battle you cannot win.
Everybody has reductions in flow rate. It's a natural part of the breathing process.
It's rather like exposure to nuclear radiation. It happens to everyone every day. It becomes a concern only when the amount is too high for too long. You might carry a radiation monitor around with you every day and try things to get the reading lower. You'll end up encased in a lead suit!
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