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Newbie sharing results of lower AHIs
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Newbie sharing results of lower AHIs
I just wanted to share latest results of my AHIs since implementing advise from board members. During December my AHIs were below 10 and since Jan 4 they've been below 2. 

Here is the link to Sleepyhead charts: https://imgur.com/a/Jn1VT

On Jan 4, I raised pressure to 11, started wearing cervical collar. I also switched from ffm to nasal pillows (much more comfortable). These are the lowest AHIs since I starting using CPAP on Dec 4, 2018. I am quite pleased with results.

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RE: Newbie sharing results of lower AHIs
Congratulations! How do you feel?
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Thanks Crimson Nape, I feel really rested and refreshed.
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Congratulations. All of the hard work is paying off.
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RE: Newbie sharing results of lower AHIs
Looking good. As you found on most of your charts. The dreamstation minimum pressure does like to be just a bit under 90/95% number.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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Hi mr. walters,
Seems like you are doing well, keep up the good work.
trish6hundred
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Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement.
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Well done Mr Walters, it does pay to persist instead of throwing in the towel.
A drop from 10 down to 2 is very good.
You might be able to get it down lower, but you might not feel any better than you are now.

So well done on your efforts Smile
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


Every journey, however large or small starts with the first step.

Sleep-well
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Well-done Congrats on great progress, mr. walters. Best wishes that the therapy continues to do well for you.
Dave

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