Before I start please read this with a bit of tongue in cheek.
A few weeks ago I did a sleep test. After that I went to see the sleep doctor to review my results.
He was very excited as my reading was over 40. Given that when doing the test I was sleeping on my back due to all the wires connected to me I was not surprised, I normally sleep on my side.
A couple of weeks ago I went and did another sleep test where they try out various masks and work out the correct pressure.
I also started using a cpap machine at home the next day.
I have been using the machine for about a week now.
All bar the first night on the machine I have had an ahi of 5 or less and last night I had zero.
Yesterday I saw my sleep Doctor again. He was excited again after reviewing my results. He is happy this time.
So I wonder could the cpap machines actually have such a significant impact or was just my first reading off.
08-25-2016, 11:05 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-25-2016, 11:08 PM by srlevine1.)
Learn to take "yes" for an answer and accept positive results with grace. In your case, only time will tell.
Make sure you download SleepyHead and look at the details. You will learn more about your machine and yourself.
Congratulations on an outstanding performance -- and may your luck continue.
BTW, why didn't your DME supply you with the newer ResMed AutoSense AutoSet 10 -- a newer and better machine? Since ResMed originates in Australia, one would think it would be a matter of national pride to have their latest machine. (LOL)
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
I suspect it is temporary. I thought I was going well the other day and the next day it went up.
Before starting with the machine I had to use two pillows. Part due to breathing and part due to neck injuries.
With the machine I find I go better with 1 pillow. The night it went up I used two, to see if it made a difference.
I am sure there will be some up and downs but hopefully remain good on the whole.
I have sleepyhead but have not tried it yet. I am currently renting a machine so did not want to mess around with their sd card.
I will get my own machine next week so will start using it then.
It was nice to get some good news for a change, so I will definitely accept that.