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I know my AHI is good, just
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I know my AHI is good, just
Wondering if some of these events could be from chin tucking? I feel like I woke up at least once with my head slumped down.
I use an adjustable bed, so head is raised and I am on my back. THANKS!


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RE: I know my AHI is good, just
I noticed your post. I've had that concern too.
I don't have the skill to read your chart. But I care. I've been compliant for over 30 years. My story isn't important, but just letting you know how incredible the people here are.
My treatment is so much better since I learned to ask questions here, and listen to the suggestions I get.

Welcome to the forum! You will find the people here are so well informed and helpful.

Dave
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Yes, Dave, the people here are great! Thanks for your concern. I hope you are getting the help you need.

Rose
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RE: I know my AHI is good, just
Could be some look a little together.  Maybe you have a thick pillow?  Can you find a flatter one to try?
You are really close to you Max toping out.  Do you hit the max some?

You might inch up your Min pressure to 8.6 > 8.8 > 9
See if that helps your Obstructions.

Your FL look fine.

Good job on no ramp..
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RE: I know my AHI is good, just
I also use an adjustable hospital-style bed and keep the head raised some, and I find my head tends to lol as well. The only thing I found that stopped that was a soft collar (or perhaps one of those travel pillows might work too. But if they are positional, a soft collar might be a good plan anyway. Some of the cervical support pillows can help stop your head from rolling too, but I found they just gave me neck pain.


See my comparison of Viatom/Wellue and CMS50F oximeters here.

Not a doctor, definitely not your doctor, all advice is given as-is and represents simply my own understanding as a fellow patient and OSCAR user.
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RE: I know my AHI is good, just
Yes, the Obstructives (see where they are clumped together) showing on your graph are positional.  

Be sure your bed pillow is a thinner flat type, so it doesn't tilt your head forward.  If that doesn't work, then you may want to try a soft cervical collar.
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Thank you! I have since raised my pressure to 9 and things are going pretty well. I also raised the max to 13, though I have not maxed out yet. I now use a soft travel pillow that opens up lengthwise, so it is at the base of my head. I do a little better with it re: head lolling, though some nights are tricky. I may look into a collar.
Thanks again!
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(09-16-2021, 09:23 PM)DJCpap Wrote: Thank you! I have since raised my pressure to 9 and things are going pretty well. I also raised the max to 13, though I have not maxed out yet. I now use a soft travel pillow that opens up lengthwise, so it is at the base of my head. I do a little better with it re: head lolling, though some nights are tricky. I may look into a collar.
Thanks again!

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Brent aka Factor

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My untreated AHI was 87.  You can do it hang in there.
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RE: I know my AHI is good, just
You are doing fine. For you information pressure change can NOT help with positional apnea!  You can only stop getting in that position.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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