My wife was found to be borderline OSA during her study. But we learned that she both falls asleep quicker, and is more rested while using her CPAP, so the sleep Doc said don't break what's fixed, and she's been on her CPAP for 3yrs now and loving it.
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02-28-2014, 06:36 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-28-2014, 06:39 PM by retired_guy.)
"My beginning OA was 16 hypo was 13"
...and now you're under 5? No, don't stop........ It's working for you. The first set of numbers had to have come from when you first started cpap since you didn't actually have a sleep study, so one might assume they would have been higher than they were if you were not having cpap at all.
The proof is in the pudding of "no snoring," "more awake," "able to leap small buildings in large bounds" that sort of thing.
Okay, let me make sure I am understanding you correctly.
You did not have a sleep study.
But you say "My beginning OA was 16 hypo was 13". How did you reach those numbers? Running the CPAP on really low pressure?
The other thing is, the goal is to have an AHI of less than 5. You're getting that. But you can't look at each night and call it a success. You have to look for trends over time. You started on the 14th. So it's now been 14 days but you said you missed a few nights. So give it another 7 days or more. Keep gathering the data, keeping an eye on it.
Oh, and STOP MESSING WITH THE PRESSURE. Leave it where you have it. You can't change the pressure based on a single night or even a week's worth of data. It's not enough to go by. There are far too many variables involved.
After you have enough data, then we can help you figure out what to do next.
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What Paula said.
Good luck to you and keep using your CPAP.
Profile shows CPAP pressure:13 (fixed pressure) but from the sound of it, you set the machine on auto-adjust ... whats the range and pressure/leaks stats (median, 95th percentile, maximum)