Welcome Dafod! I looked at your charts and have little to say, but it looks like you are getting very effective treatment.
The CA event you showed is very likely a central nervous system caused apnea. The real question is why you would be halting your breathing. I think the answer is you are giving your body just precisely what it needs, but your brain still expects the old outcome. I think your CAs are central, and that they are caused by the extra oxygen and inflation pressure. THAT IS NOT BAD. It is just different from before. You will get used to it, and the brain will also recognize good stuff as the NEW PLAN. And, the CAs will gradually go away-ish. Some get complete relief from this, others get nearly complete relief.
You have a great story so far.
p.s. you will see your machine does increase pressure at times when you do not get a labelled event. The machine is smart enough to recognize other things happening with your breathing, and react before something like an event happens. That is really nice in your case, but some have so many jumps in pressure that they get a bit disrupted.
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
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Thanks for the charts Daf....
I agree completely with QAL. Your results look great. Just keep doing what you're doing and let's see if the CA's don't go away by themselves. Sometimes a very small increase in minimum pressure can help, but in your case I don't think that should be done just yet. I think you're right on! Good job!
thanks for the feedback. The APAP setup seems to be really helping me anecdotally - energy, concentration, etc. Also, no morning headache/migraines! I think I am lucky I got onto this as I am relatively young at 48, relatively fit and light (weight) - ie didn't really score in for a test on first blush. Again, appreciate the feedback to know I am not on the wrong track.
05-23-2015, 11:35 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-23-2015, 11:44 AM by vsheline.)
I think your centrals are small in number and short and nothing to worry about.
I think slowly increasing your Min Pressure until it is a couple cmH2O higher would help the Pressure be more steady. (Sent you a Private Message.)
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