That's terrific news, Orangebear. I know I'll give a big "Whew!" when I finally get to that point.
I'm giving your doctor a big frown, though, for being willing to settle for a nightly average 5 AHI and also for suggesting that your pressure needs are fixed in stone and that you'll never, ever need to change the pressure settings again.
It sounds like you can relax for now and enjoy some good sleep while also treating your apnea effectively. I imagine it has often seemed like those two things were incompatible goals during your first few months of APAP use.
I would imagine staying in the "sweet spot" will involve keeping an eye on the data and making small changes to your pressure settings if and when they are needed. Sounds like things are going to be a lot calmer in the immediate future.
I don't know if you've used a pulse oximeter. If not, that could be something to add in the future for occasional checks on how well your therapy is working, depending on how you're feeling. If you're feeling terrific, I probably wouldn't bother.
Congratulations! I confess that I'm envious, but I know that you've done the work to get where you are. I still have work to do.
It's very encouraging to hear of your success, Orangebear. I've yet to find the sweet spot, although my numbers on ASV are much better than they were on APAP. I have no idea what they were for the previous nine years on CPAP, but I imagine they started out well and deteriorated.
At any rate, your story gives me hope!
My "sweetspot" so far appears to be AHI=8.1...
Congrats on your success!
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Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
Keep up the good work.