First I would like to say that I am VERY excited to have found this site full of helpful members sharing their knowledge and history of cpap and bipap treatment. I have spent a LOT of time reading posts and comments.
I am VERY lucky to have excellent health coverage from my job. My wife forced me to start using the health coverage and start seeing a doctor because of my lack of energy. My wife has told me for years that I snored loudly and held my breath while I slept. My doctor ordered a nuclear stress test to rule out any serious heart conditions. Stress test showed no serious problems. Doctor sent me for a sleep study which revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea.
I was prescribed bipap of 14 and 8. I am now at the end of my second week of bipap use. Sleepyhead shows my AHI as most recent -20.8 and last 30 days of 15.47.
I must say that I feel much better as far as productive sleep than I have felt in years. I am sure that it will take some time and titration to get the AHI numbers below 5 average. If I feel this good now, I am excited to see how good I can feel with an AHI of 5 or lower.
My machine is a Resmed VPAP S with H5i and climate control tube. I am using Resmed Swift FX nasal pillows. No issues adjusting to mask and machine.
I guess I just wonder how long is average for AHI numbers to drop off to acceptable levels?
Well, enough about me for now. Great to be a part of a wonderful group. Sleep well all.