(05-03-2012, 09:12 PM)Jenny Wrote:(05-03-2012, 04:00 PM)Sleepster Wrote: Jenny, is that reduction in AHI due mostly to a reduction in CA's?
You know, I have no idea.
That's ok. I was just curious. It really wouldn't matter as it's such a small change.
Quote:I would mention, though, that though I feel a lot better than I did before CPAP, I feel a little strange in the morning and wonder why this is. I wonder if I was actually able to see the data, if that would explain why (you all could tell me what it means).
I doubt that seeing the data would explain this. I think it's just a normal part of the process of adapting and acclimating. First, your body is adjusting to a lack of apneas. It's freaking out because it doesn't have to keep waking you up to breathe anymore. And secondly, you have to adjust to sleeping with a hose-full of pressurized air in your face.
These adjustments take time. At least they do for me. I've been on CPAP therapy for six months now and I'm still noticing improvements and adjustments.
For example, we are now approaching finals week. I have lots of tests to grade, lots of anxious students wondering if they're going to pass or get the grade they want. It's a stressful time. It's hard for me to keep track of the tests I'm authoring so I can give them tomorrow, the tests I have to grade, where I've put the answer keys, where I've put the graded tests, and so on. It's a bit overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating. I've always had a hard time sorting it all out. This semester, for the first time in many many years, those feelings are not overwhelming. I can keep track of what I'm doing, what I've done, what I've got left to do, when I'll be able to do it, and so on.
CPAP therapy is a wonderful thing.
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