So from previous threads I have been posting trying to lower my rdi.
My machine is a weinman somnobalance. Was looking at the csv file on the chip and decided to re-read the pdfs on line for my machine. Turns out, I can get lots of information off of the display of the machine.
So my machine breaks down my events obstructive apnea and central apnea then gives me a total number.
So for last night, I had an rdi of 6.9. .9 were osa and 6 were csa.
So my question is, how accurate is this? I have been tired and brain foggy lately. Now I google csa and frankly it scares me. Doesnt sound like there is anything I can do about it either. I will be going to the clinic to see the machine is working properly on tuesday, but what can be done about csa? Am I doomed?
I am only 55 years old and I run every morning. Could this be affecting me?
Have another question about my humidifier will post in a separate thread.
I would not get too panicky. Six is not a lot. And breathing while falling asleep or waking up can be inaccurately scored as CSA. And if you have not been using your machine long, this might just be your brain's reaction to the pressure and new sleeping environment. I got them often when I started and now get about 1 a week.
You ever get a blast of air in your face and have it catch your breathing? Strong wind or high speed fan? This would register as a central, no effort to breath because you stopped. Pressure changes can cause this so can turning over. Now you start getting 30+ an hour and yes it is a different thing.
The quest for a solution for not sleeping well IMHO lies someplace else, most likely one or more of the "comfort" settings. Take a look at your manual and see what they let you have access to, see if you can find the "real" owners manual as they tend to have more adjustments in there. Unless you are "default" you should be able to tune it to what you need