I've been on my CPAP now for two weeks. Morning headaches and nausea seems to have improved.
I was looking over the results from my initial two sleep tests. First one was with the monitors hooked up. The second was with a CPAP machine.
Can any of you "numbers" folks please have a look and tell me what some of these stats mean? If I'm reading them right, it sounds like (according the numbers anyway) I only have a mild sleep apnea. Can a person be diagnosed as only having it mildly yet feel REALLY crappy physically from it?
Here are the numbers from the first night's test with the monitors:
Total Time Recorded: 8.49 hrs.
AHI (RDI): 14.0
Total Hypopneas: 120
Total Apenic Events: 18
Average SaO2 (%): 93
Lowest SaO2 (%): 82
O2 sats < 90% for 3% of test.
Here are the numbers from the second night's test with the CPAP:
Total Time Recorded: 10.18 hrs.
Corrected AHI: 8.8
Median CPAP level: 6
95th percentile CPAP level: 10
Highest CPAP level: 13
I can't get in touch with my Dr to find out what these mean because she is on vacation. When I initially talked to her she just sort of said "yep you have it, here's your mask, and in about 4 weeks your machine will arrive in the mail".
I'm one of those people who likes to know the why, when and how of things, which she sort of skipped over. Guess they don't have a lot of time to spend with every patient. (Kaiser).
Oh BTW I ordered and tried out the Remzzz mask liner which has helped a lot with the leaking and overall comfort of the mask. Thank you for that suggestion.