Insurance wouldn't pay for the full study, probably because my symptoms were minimal. I pushed though because my mother has moderate sleep apnea - she is not overweight at all. I am overweight, but not obese. So I may have both genetics and lifestyle influences.
Anyway, my study showed AHI = 12.6 with ODI at 14.3. I had mostly hypopneas (67) and 1 obstructive apnea in 5.5 hrs (the machine turned off somehow before I woke up).
Anyway, I was prescribed an auto CPAP with a pressure range of 5-12. I've only been on it two nights but have a couple questions. I'm already set up on MyAir and installed Sleepyhead because I'm a data geek but don't yet understand this kind of data! I will be going back to the dr. for a followup in August for him to review my data, but until then:
1. What is considered a "successful" night in terms of AHI? What am I aiming for? Most of my events are "clear airways."
2. Does my Airsense 10 really record snoring? If so, I'm excited because it showed 0 both nights.
3. As a sometimes mouth breather, I opted for the full mask. Having some trouble with minor leaking, especially laying on my side. Need to figure that out. Funny though, I think this mask is keeping my mouth shut because it rests on the chin.
Well, I'm not very excited to have to use CPAP but I am thankful this was caught early and I didn't spend the next 20 years having worse and worse sleep like my mom did. My congestion is already non-existent which is a pleasant surprise even though I don't feel like my sleep was that great. Hopefully that improves with time.