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It's been a while
03-19-2016, 06:51 AM
03-19-2016, 07:24 AM
Well your AHI is well below the threshold of being "treated" - 5 events / hr, and for much of the night you had hardly any events. But if you're still not feeling fully rested you might try bumping up your minimum pressure just a tad to see if it helps those hypopneas and RERAs. And while you weren't in large leak territory there were a few periods of largish leaks which might have disturbed your sleep. Is your mask comfortable and fitting properly?
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03-19-2016, 07:57 AM
Funny you ask. I woke up at 6am til 620 then readjusted my mask as it felt a bit tight. These past few night I had it to tight I think. I had my lower pressure raised to 7 before but found I was over pressured and lowered it back to 6.5. I should give it another try at 7.
Just went back to the prior thread you started and looked at the graph you posted as a result of raising your pressure to 7. It looked much better...lower overall AHI and lower RERAs.
RERAs, even though they are not added to the AHI number actually cause distress. Your airway is closing, and you end up being aroused many times during the night. Could explain why you are so tired.
It will take a higher pressure than the 6.5 you are willing to tolerate in order to combat RERAs and hypopneas.
I had to raise my minimum pressure because of the same issue. I pretty much elimated all RERAs. Raising your pressure from 6.5 to 7 shouldn't cause you discomfort. If you look at your chart, you are at 8.6 and under for 90% of the night.
03-19-2016, 06:14 PM
Thanks for you replies. My signature says 7 but it was actually 6.5. Tonight 7 it is
03-19-2016, 06:26 PM
(03-19-2016, 06:14 PM)ST1300 Wrote: Thanks for you replies. My signature says 7 but it was actually 6.5. Tonight 7 it is
I couldn't remember if you were using a flex setting, but you could try setting it to 1 or 2 and that would help you when breathing out.
03-20-2016, 06:08 AM
03-20-2016, 06:59 AM
Give it some time to settle. On a good note, Obstructives and RERAs went down.
04-09-2016, 05:17 AM
I'm certainly no expert, but your minimum preasure is still too low. I think you need to be around 8 as a start pressure.
Your AHI is considered treated if under 5, but the question here would be: How do your feel in the morning and during the day? If your feeling good, then just watch for a few weeks, but if you want to lower the Obstructives and hypopneas, and RERAs, it will take a higher start pressure.
Hang in there as others may have a different opinion.