We really do need the SleepyHead data to say anything definitive.
How bad 50 hypopneas is depends on how long you were sleeping. If that is over 10 hours, and nothing else happened, that would be an AHI of 5.0 so within the 'treated' range. I would not consider that as representing a restful night's sleep however.
I also had my pressure needs rise after a few weeks. This might mean your body/mind is adjusting to the pressure which results in deeper sleep and more apnea related events. Or it might mean something else. I only know what happened to me.
Your range of 5-8 seems low to me, at least on the 5 side. I'd have trouble breathing like that. I'd not be surprised if you get a recommendation to raise that gradually. I higher pressure should result in fewer events. Should. Do you use Flex? You might want to turn that off/down at these low pressures.
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Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
G'day Dbneidert, welcome to the forum.
I'll second what has been said above - SleepyHead software will give you some very detailed information on what is happening through the night. However, it is normal to take a while to get used to the therapy and you probably shouldn't start playing with any changes until you have a solid baseline of information.
Also as mentioned above, the number of events per night is not really a meaningful measure as everybody sleeps for a different amount of time. We hoseheads talk in terms of events per hour, which gives a uniform basis for comparison. All the indices (AHI, AI, HI etc) are all the number of events divided by the number of hours of sleep.
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I too was chasing the numbers but I am starting to ignore them (Well not really ). I am changing the COMFORT settings.
EPR - From off to 2
Min pressure from 4 to 5. For me that was a comfort thing.
Ramp off. Why get a late start.
Sit back and enjoy the ride.
From a comfort stand point the light came on, or from a sleep stand point the lights went out.
Ureaka, 8 hours of sleep or rest and the numbers followed.
Best night ever.