Well, I am confronted with an interesting conundrum - since switching to the Airfit P10 my AHI has plummeted - from an average of 2.8 down to an average of .66 (and a few days of 0.0) - part of this is surely the weight loss taking effect, but how much can also be from the mask itself? While leaks from the pillows themselves are negligent to non existent, Total Leaks in Sleepyhead, which includes, if I understand Sleepyhead correctly, the normal leakage from the exhaust vent(s) has risen slightly, from a 95% average of 27 under my Swift FX to around 29-31 with the P10. I am unsure if this is having some effect on the AHI calculation.
To be sure, I have checked my oxymetry, and seem to average 94 - 97% the whole night, with the odd plummet to 92% but not below.
Vsnore I and II are up slightly (average of 11 and 22 events per night, respectively, up from an average with the Swift LX of 6 and 16, respectively)
So, do I chalk this up to the P10, the weight loss or both, or the change in the leak rate, or some oddity in Sleepyhead's mathematics (or Respironic's)or what? Any guesses? I am flummoxed as to how to interpret this.
Oh, and to further encourage you all to consider even a slight reduction in weight (so far I have only lost 10% of my total body weight, which isn't much if you are well up over 100 kilos) I just got back my cholesterol results - where in September they were elevated and I was at serious risk of a heart attack related to my cholesterol (over 20%), they are currently so good (as my GP, who has worked with me for 20 years, said, they've never looked this good) that I am off statins completely, and my risk of a heart attack related to my cholesterol has receded to as near 0% as to be insignificant. And just to avoid "famous last words" I stress the "related to my cholesterol" part - being overweight can still gum up the works, as can simply being way over 50.... The point is still, reduce your weight even a little and it can have a huge knock-on effect.
Good job on all fronts Doc! Whether the mask, or the weight loss, or your clean living, all seem to be providing great benefits.
My o2 stays around 93 all night these days which for an old futz with emphysema is not too bad. I attribute the cpap for that. I have lost a bit of weight myself and I know that too has helped with my issues. And like you, I'm turning in good numbers on all the cholesterol tests. Even my Tri's, which used to be a quart high, are now down well in range where they belong.
I attribute just about all of this to cpap. Not directly perhaps, but just by feeling better, sleeping better, and staying awake during the day I am much more willing to do the things I should do to improve my health. I even considered watching some exercise show on tv the other day.
05-09-2014, 01:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-09-2014, 01:01 PM by justMongo.)
Und Gewichtsverlust kann den Blutzuckerspiegel senken.
And, weight loss may reduce blood sugar levels.
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