07-18-2012, 02:29 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-18-2012, 02:32 PM by BabyDoc.)
Your AHI is fantastic. You should feel much better than you did without your machine, but sometimes, it takes sleep deprived patients a while for patient to feel as good as their AHI looks. Be sure you are getting enough hours of sleep per night. Regardless of your AHI, you will feel tired if you aren't getting enough hours of sleep.
My AHI is also quite low, but I frequently am tired because of awakening during the night to use the bathroom, and then sometimes not being able to fall back asleep. I need 6.5 to 7 hours of sleep, even with a good AHI, in order to feel refreshed. You might need more or less.
Your awakening and feeling bloated, may mean that you are breathing through your mouth and possibly swallowing air.
Today, your leak numbers are better, indicating perhaps you did less of that mouth breathing and air swallowing last night. You might benefit from a chin strap if you see that bloated feeling is still happening quite frequently.
Thanks for the input. I usually get 7.5 hours of sleep per night. My thought on the bloating was from the pressure being too high? Looking back at all of the Leak numbers for the past three weeks, they were all pretty high. Actually, on average there weren't many variances throughout that timeframe in any category until I changed the settings last night. My two concerns were Tidal Volume and I:E Ratio. Based on these numbers should I continue with my changed pressure settings or increase slightly? Seems like my AHI & AI numbers are good regardless....