New to the Board, OSA, and CPAPs.
After many years of listening to my spouse complain about my snoring and stopping breathing while sleeping I talked to my doctor who sent me to a sleep clinic. Imagine my surprise when I found out recently that I had this weird condition named OSA and it was pretty severe (AHI score 42). I simply had no idea. Mind you I have been getting more and more tired for the last 4-5 years, feeling in fact significantly more tired than my age should reflect.
So now I proudly own something I had no clue about a few months ago - a shinny new Fisher & Paykel Icon Premo set to 9 cm H2O and a nasal pillow mask. And I have been using them religiously for the past 3 weeks (100% compliance - and proud of it). Please don't take this as an endorsement of the equipment - I have no idea if it's any good relative to anything else - it's the first units I own and seems to do an adequate job of pumping me full of air (not that I need any additional hot air).
However the AHI has been all over the place. From an AHI of 4 to high 20s - depending on the night. What could be causing this erratic behavior in the AHI? I recently (yesterday) disengaged the SensiWake feature of the machine and will try for a week without it to see if the results stabilize. I brought the data back to the place I bought the machine and they confirmed that air leakage is not the problem (it is well within permitted range). Mind you the tech seemed to only have a basic grasp of the topic and probably more interested in sales.
Any thoughts, words of encouragement, motivational speeches or profound words of wisdom are greatly welcome.
This is a journey I never planned on embarking and will need your support along the way.
Many thanks for your time!