Post Reply 
Just don'tunderstand ?
Author Message
Mr. Van Winkle Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 257
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Airsense
CPAP Pressure: 9 -15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Minnesota

Post: #1
Just don'tunderstand ?
How you can go from a .04 AHI to a 3.2 AHI with out knowing your doing anything different?
Just don't get it, I feel the same just differnt numbers.
????
Sleep-well
04-30-2015 08:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trailrider Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 304
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: A10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson or P10
Humidifier: autoset
CPAP Pressure: 6-12 DME, 7-13 me
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: engineer. EPR at 3, unheated hose, humidity at 2. Routine hose entanglement.

Sex: Female
Location: Ontario

Post: #2
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
Sounds like my nights too!
04-30-2015 08:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaytonA Online
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,007
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #3
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
(04-30-2015 08:31 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote:  How you can go from a .04 AHI to a 3.2 AHI with out knowing your doing anything different?
Just don't get it, I feel the same just differnt numbers.
????
Sleep-well

Are you sure that was not a 0.4 AHI night? In order to score a 0.04 AHI one would have to sleep for 25 hours and have 1 event.
04-30-2015 08:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trailrider Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 304
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: A10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson or P10
Humidifier: autoset
CPAP Pressure: 6-12 DME, 7-13 me
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: engineer. EPR at 3, unheated hose, humidity at 2. Routine hose entanglement.

Sex: Female
Location: Ontario

Post: #4
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
Or one event in three nights!
04-30-2015 09:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OpalRose Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,168
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #5
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
(04-30-2015 08:31 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote:  How you can go from a .04 AHI to a 3.2 AHI with out knowing your doing anything different?
Just don't get it, I feel the same just differnt numbers.
????
Sleep-well

Hi Mr. Van Winkle,
I'm looking for an answer to that question also. I can be at .4 one night and the next night 1.8. The strange thing I notice is this: If my AHI is lower, I have high flow limitations and a ton of RERA's. If my AHI is at the higher end, I have less
Flow limitations and less RERA's. Thinking-about

I've been chasing the lower AHI reading for awhile now, tinkering with my settings, but I don't feel any better just because I have a lower AHI reading.

OpalRose
04-30-2015 09:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #6
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
There are a hundred variables in any given afternoon/evening that can impact on how well I sleep on any given night. The CPAP is usually not one of them.

OMMOHY
04-30-2015 09:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #7
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
(04-30-2015 09:10 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  The strange thing I notice is this: If my AHI is lower, I have high flow limitations and a ton of RERA's. If my AHI is at the higher end, I have less
Flow limitations and less RERA's. Thinking-about

I've been chasing the lower AHI reading for awhile now, tinkering with my settings, but I don't feel any better just because I have a lower AHI reading.

Not too strange. Flow Limit and RERA are just apneas that never had the chance to grow up. So on a night where your ahi was higher, more of the Flow Limit and RERA got to come out and play.

Basically just a little difference in sleeping position perhaps? Or that extra piece of cheesecake just before bedtime? Something that allowed the things that don't normally get large enough to be classified as apnea to have their few seconds of fame.

Keep an eye on the low pressure side of things. Often if you increase it just a smidgeon you will cause the Flow Limit/RERA things to calm down. That can have a pretty dramatic effect on your overall sleep efficiency.
04-30-2015 10:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
player Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 412
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #8
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
.4 is easily done.

3 episodes over 7.5 hours = .4
05-01-2015 12:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OpalRose Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,168
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #9
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
(04-30-2015 10:44 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  
(04-30-2015 09:10 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  The strange thing I notice is this: If my AHI is lower, I have high flow limitations and a ton of RERA's. If my AHI is at the higher end, I have less
Flow limitations and less RERA's. Thinking-about

I've been chasing the lower AHI reading for awhile now, tinkering with my settings, but I don't feel any better just because I have a lower AHI reading.

Not too strange. Flow Limit and RERA are just apneas that never had the chance to grow up. So on a night where your ahi was higher, more of the Flow Limit and RERA got to come out and play.

Basically just a little difference in sleeping position perhaps? Or that extra piece of cheesecake just before bedtime? Something that allowed the things that don't normally get large enough to be classified as apnea to have their few seconds of fame.

Keep an eye on the low pressure side of things. Often if you increase it just a smidgeon you will cause the Flow Limit/RERA things to calm down. That can have a pretty dramatic effect on your overall sleep efficiency.

R_G
No cheescake...I usually take my Thyroid Meds 2 hrs after dinner. This way I don't eat anything before bed.
Last night was fun... In the dark, put my mask on upside down, did a mask fit check and couldn't figure out why it wasn't fitting right. Unhooked hose, put light on, looked in mirror, and thought...what the ........
Also have acquired a cold. Blowing-nose and feeling awful.
So you would think I would have a higher AHI this morning. No....it was the lowest since I started CPAP. It was 0.13, but Flow Limitation was 1.16 and RERA's at .64

Mr Van Winkle,
I think there are so many reasons why AHI numbers fluctuate so much.
I was happy to see my low number last night, but the RERA's wake me up, so my sleep efficiency isn't that great.

OpalRose
05-01-2015 09:17 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
DariaVader Offline
Apnea Board Facebook Editor
Monitors

Posts: 1,820
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #10
RE: Just don'tunderstand ?
not sleeping also lowers it.... js

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
05-01-2015 09:56 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)