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New machine, better results?
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RE: New machine, better results?
[attachment=45664 Wrote:OpalRose pid='458915' dateline='1667913968']             Can you show us a chart for last night?  The last one you posted from 10/31 shows mostly positional apnea.  Unless you can get that under control, there's not much good a pressure increase is going to do.

Hi OpalRose

Sure, here are the charts from the last two nights.:

       

Positional apnoea could well be a factor. I often awake lying almost on my stomach. I think this involves the neck being a bit twisted.

Also when I turn over to sleep facing away from the side where my machine is, it seems to result in an increase in ANother sleep disorder I suffer from, namely Restless Legs Syndrome. I suspect this as my legs from the knees down are almost rictus - i.e. the calf muscles are tensed.

The results with this machine are really encouraging, with both these nights' AHIs being below five, and thus allegedly "cured".

Despite this, and even if my AHI was zero, I think I'd still have chronic fatigue, both from the restless legs and as a result of other conditions/medication I am on, such as BP meds.

Sorting these issues as much as possible has taken on new importance. At the beginning of this year I suffered an aortic dissection.

Nevertheless, this leaves me at risk of a further dissection and obviously keeping blood pressure down and keeping in as good shape as possible is vitally important.
Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP ay 8 cm. fixed pressure.

Resmed AirFit F230 mask. 
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#12
RE: New machine, better results?
Thanks for posting.  The chart from Nov. 8 isn't bad at all.  Yes, you do show some positional apnea, but the clump of Obstructives in the early morning hours is more than likely sleep-wake-junk and can be dismissed.

Although suffering from RLS can't be easy.  You must have a lot of restless nights.  

If you're feeling better with this machine, then keep on with it.  Keep tabs on the leaks.
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RE: New machine, better results?
(11-09-2022, 08:10 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Thanks for posting.  The chart from Nov. 8 isn't bad at all.  Yes, you do show some positional apnea, but the clump of Obstructives in the early morning hours is more than likely sleep-wake-junk and can be dismissed.

Although suffering from RLS can't be easy.  You must have a lot of restless nights.  

If you're feeling better with this machine, then keep on with it.  Keep tabs on the leaks.

Thanks Opal. Yes, the RLS is actually harder to treat than apnea. I know a few people suffer from both conditions.
Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP ay 8 cm. fixed pressure.

Resmed AirFit F230 mask. 
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