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Need help and advice on Quality of sleep and AHI
#71
Numerically and by event type it's the same old hypopnea. Maybe that is what we get. Try the cervical collar, and do what feels best with the pressure.
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#72
Thanks for your help Sleeprider.
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#73
Hello,

I already ordered my cervical collar as suggested by Sleeprider.

While waiting for that I started testing with my full face mask ResMed F10. It is getting better results than nasal mask on higher pressure. I have increased pressure to 7.5. I do get very low Hypopnea but obstructive events have gone up. I feel better though. Here are the screenshots.

Daily:
http://imgur.com/a/J3CWv

One hour screenshot with OA events:

http://imgur.com/a/Ncq3s
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#74
Let's put the cervical collar in place before making changes. The pattern is typical of positional apnea related to the kinds of things the collar should resolve.
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#75
Please note that I think most of the obstructive events might be happening while I am sleeping on my back. I usually sleep on my sides but I do notice in middle of the night that I am sleeping on my back while I wake up 4-5 times during night.

How can I avoid sleeping on back? I do use an extra pillow to avoid it but it does not work entirely I guess.
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#76
The old tennis ball attached to the back of a sleep shirt may help.
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#77
Hello Sleeprider,

I think we together have found the sweet spot (AHI of 0.42). Here is what we did:

1) Start using F10 full face mask, to take care of mouth breathing
2) Increase fixed pressure to 8
3) Start using cervical collar

Please see the daily chart:

http://imgur.com/a/6ek3l

Thanks
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#78
yay!!!
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#79
Excellent! Great to hear.
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#80
You've come a long way baby! Credit where it's due, you figured this out and have optimized the tools to work best for you. Everyone seems to be a bit different, and there is no fixed recipe to achieve these good results.
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