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New to Cpap, High AHI, Please help
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(02-08-2013, 10:53 AM)rodneydu2 Wrote: I am new to CPAP and I'm 4 days into treatment. During these 4 days of treatment my AHI average is 22.6. What guidance do you have on reducing my AHI, should I up the pressure? I will also get an appointment to talk to my doctor.

Diagnosis: I was diagnosed on Jan 10 with severe OSA, 63.2 AHI and 63.4 RDI during REM. At the second sleep study on Cpap the results were "At higher Cpap pressure the study demonstrated imporvment of the RDI to 11.6 per hour @ 15cmH20." Prescribed Cpap at 16 cmH20 with close follow-up.

My Equipment & Settings:
Cpap: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask: Resmed Quattro FX
Cpap pressure: 16
Software: Sleepyhead

4 Day Summary of Cpap treatment:
AHI: 22.6
CA: 1.47
OA: 17.22
H: 3.97
Avg Leak: 0.53

Here's what I like to say:
Put those numbers aside and ask yourself these :
Do I feel better in the morning after I use the machine?
Do I feel having enough sleep last night?
Do I feel tired after I woke up in the morning?

Those numbers only told you what happened during your sleep.
and if you studied how to read the graph you will be see how the machine helped your sleep last nigh. Just keep an eyes on leaks and snore and adjust your sleep positions to reduce leak that can help you reduce the snore for now. If you feel tired and feel not having enough sleep in morning after you got up while using the machine then go back to your doctor.

Hope this can be helpful...
Cheers; Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

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