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Is High AHI a Problem if I'm Dreaming?
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Is High AHI a Problem if I'm Dreaming?
I have a high-pressure almost-a-ventilator setting (EPAP 6, PS 7-10) I've used for a couple months, and I'm sleeping great. My AHI is averaging around 6. I looked today and find that the high pressure is inducing periodic breathing (10% of the night) with periodic hypopneas, but what do I care, I'm still sleeping, as dreaming reveals.
   
Is my strategy sound?
Bruce
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RE: Is High AHI a Problem if I'm Dreaming?
The times where the Hypopneas occured your philips was reaching max pressure to try and help. If you want to try and reduce them I would suggest raising the max PS to 15 it may help, but if you feel good with no mask leaks then does it matter it's mainly how you feel.
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RE: Is High AHI a Problem if I'm Dreaming?
Your events are highly clustered.
My suggestion would be a soft cervical collar.
If that proves successful my guess is your ps requirements will also drop significantly.
Dreaming doesn’t mean you’re getting adequate deep sws sleep.
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