Hi Highroller, it is very early days for you, one week but you are doing well if you are noticing small changes and making the effort to consistently wear your mask.
No two people are the same, so one persons 'tweaks' may not be right for another.
Hang in there and the more experienced CPAP users will be along to offer you valuable advice that will make all the difference to your journey.
Good luck to you!
Glad you are doing well!
One thing in particular struck me from the CPAP class I went to on Saturday, when I got my CPAP:
It takes a while for the body to recover and start rebuilding. The damaged cells need to be replaced or repaired, the stress to the body from the micro-waking takes time to recover from, and the body and brain take time to relearn how to have restorative sleep.
The improvement starts the first night, but it takes time (days, weeks or even months for some) to fully recover and keep the good sleep going.
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
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If you need assistance you may do better to begin your own thread with full information about what you are doing and specific questions or issues you are facing.
As Gabby says, it is VERY EARLY, and many people do not get dramatic improvements for weeks, months or longer even after obtaining effective treatment.
If you are adjusting your own machine (already) then recognize that there are only rough changes you can make without testing each one for about a week (or longer.)
I am notorious for taking immediately to CPAP therapy, and had already done extensive research before receiving my machine and it took me at least a week, and a lot of luck, to get my settings approximately correct -- and even now, I am fine tuning them some 9 months later.
Fill out your profile with the exact model of your machine, and the settings you are using etc., and then ask specific questions or describe the issues you are having and usually someone here will have solved that problem in the past or at least be able to suggest some things to try.
Since you don't mention your use of the machine this is perhaps THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP:
Use the machine EVERY TIME you sleep or even MIGHT SLEEP. If you like down to read or perhaps will fall asleep in your recliner watching TV then don the mask.
Make a commitment and goal to use the machine 100% of the time.
That simple (yet sometimes difficult) step is way more than half the battle.
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
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I appreciate the feedback everyone. This forum is an amazing support group for this journey with my OSA, I really appreciate the advice from everyone.
I hope to be able to offer value in the future once I start seeing some real results.
Congrads, happy to hear it is going well.
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