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RE: New AHI treatment goal ?
(04-01-2016 02:49 PM)Ed1101 Wrote:  I see many post here that seem very concerned about their AHI < some number. It is very interesting for me as my profile shows I had severe apnea ( SS AHI of 83) However, I never showed symptoms like daytime sleepiness, etc. With my AHI now < less than 2.0 for past 14 days I feel no different. I am committed to the long term because of the unseen long term health issues. Should One be fixated on AHI of 5 or 10 or how one feels every day?

I am just starting, so the is purely opinion, but, I think you should not be obsessive over AHI, that is your doctors job. I think you should monitor yourself and work toward the best compromise of AHI, sleep quality, rested feeling, etc... Not work toward as in go over every detail every morning before you even have some coffee. But work toward as in periodically (weekly? monthly?) review your charts for any indications of changes or tweaks that may help. Maybe daily check the AHI and other summary type indicators to be sure nothing is going sideways.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
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04-01-2016 03:09 PM
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RE: New AHI treatment goal ?
What I was told when I did my sleep study that an AHI uder 10 to 15 is only treated in the case of co-morbidity. However the list of co-morbids is quite lengthy. Perhaps it is a similar case.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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04-01-2016 05:38 PM
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RE: New AHI treatment goal ?
(04-01-2016 02:49 PM)Ed1101 Wrote:  I see many post here that seem very concerned about their AHI < some number. It is very interesting for me as my profile shows I had severe apnea ( SS AHI of 83) However, I never showed symptoms like daytime sleepiness, etc. With my AHI now < less than 2.0 for past 14 days I feel no different. I am committed to the long term because of the unseen long term health issues. Should One be fixated on AHI of 5 or 10 or how one feels every day?

ED
Did they check nocturnal desaturation (O2) ?

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