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Low AHI Still Feel Like Crap
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Low AHI Still Feel Like Crap
I've been instructed this is my best place to come to get some help as I have been struggling with feeling better with my machine and have reached a standstill on my ability to be able to read and best understand my Oscar data.

I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea with an AHI of 7 and RDI of 12. I have had all the symptoms you can name including horrible fatigue, brain fog, irritability, crazy loud snoring, etc...

I was given recommendation to leave settings wide open on my machine of 4-20 and to adjust accordingly.

Initially my battle was being able to keep the mask on for the entire night... and when I would, I would feel significantly better the next day, more mental clarity and more energy.

I have now conquered that battle; however, even after wearing the mask all night I am feeling awful the next day and noticing that I am probably waking up anywhere from 5-7 times per night from what I can remember.

From my Oscar charts it looks like I am hitting my maxes on my chart in terms of pressure and am not sure what needs to be done in order to fix it.

My pressures are currently.... PS 5 over 10-18

These have been reached just from trial and error on my end from my basic reading and understanding of my charts.... the PS may be too high for all I know.

I have attached some reports from some nights to show you guys and hopefully someone is able to help me understand where I am going wrong!

   

   

   
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RE: Low AHI Still Feel Like Crap
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RE: Low AHI Still Feel Like Crap
Welcome to the board. As you probably know your pressure is driven by flow limits. As your fl increase so does your pressure.

You have PS set to 5, so you are where I would think is a good setting for this but you might try to increase the ps while decreasing the min to see if that helps.

I woyld try ps 5.6 and decrease the min the same amount .6.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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