I was just diagnosed with a home sleep study test on April 7th. My AHI was 18 events per hour and 30 events per hour in the supine position. My O2 went as low as 84%. I'm not sure how accurate these numbers are since the night of the test I laid in bed awake for 3 hours with the mask ion before I managed to fall asleep. The doctor said my numbers are likely higher because of that
I have had 4 days on the Resmed Airsense 10 autoset for her. I am using the nasal pillows and also a full face mask ( not at the same time - rather switching between them to see which feels better)
I set up MyAir page online through Resmed and last nights score was 96/100 with only 2.1 events pet hour, with a good mask seal. This is a great number supposedly.This makes no sense to me because each day after using Cpap I've been just as tired( maybe more tired) then I was without it. I am still dozing off mid morning if I am sitting. I feel no improvement at all so far. Is this normal?
Also, I am wondering if some of these symptoms could be due to sleep apnea?
* very achy muscles in the morning when waking up ( feel like I've been pummeled all night long) stiff but not in my joints - really just muscular
* my toenails have ridges horizontally since about 2 years ago - wondering if this is a result of low oxygen?
* some weight gain
*gut problems - dysbiosis - some candida
* thinning hair
* some puffiness in my face when I wake up ( technician said this was edema from apnea?)
I have low blood pressure, not high, and have had burnt out adrenals over the years. I also feel anxiety at night before falling asleep( wondering if this could be my subconscious anticipating the apnea and feeling fear about gasping for breath)
I really appreciate any help you can give me with theses questions. I am 57 and in pretty good health otherwise. I have gained about 15 pounds but would not be considered overweight ( 5'10" and 160 pounds) I eat very well ( organic and paleo). I've been tired for about 20 years though - and hope I've not been having sleep apnea that long. Would my health be affected permanently if that was the case?