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Quarky68 Therapy Thread
#21
RE: First night nerves!
Thanks for the reply @DaveL.

Yes, I've considered these bands but thankfully, things seem to have settled down a bit and my leaks are now I think under better control so I'm hoping I won't need them but will obviously continue to monitor!

Thanks again for all your comments - @sg1 - I've responded on your other thread.

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RE: First night nerves!
This may be peculiar to me... I use a Wisp nasal mask, and when I don't shave for a few days, the stubble allows leakage that I can hear when I inhale. If I ignore it I will wake up to the red frowny face... better to get up and shave the moustache area.

So some (small?) amount of leak may cause noise on the inhale.
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#23
Achy lungs...
Hi all, how are my fellow 'pappers'? Couple of questions from tropical Scotland after 40 days of therapy that I think is going rather well.

I've noticed over the last few nights I have 'achy' lungs in the morning. Nothing too drastic and it eases off as soon as I get up. I'm assuming this is a side effect of the therapy and I can live with it - but should I be reducing pressure?

Everything seems to be going well so it's clear that the therapy is working with AHI only once hitting the dizzy heights of 4.97 and 99% below 2.

This should mean I get to keep my license as in the UK, apparently <5 and 5 hours use is the benchmark.

I also now have an appointment for an 'official' NHS test and diagnosis that I'm taking advantage of as well so will let you know how that goes...

Thanks for reading
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#24
RE: Quarky68 Therapy Thread
Also wanted to ask - slightly worried about flow limitations - do I need to be worried?

...and how does one reduce said flow limitations if needed?

   
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#25
Numbers creeping up
So I'm a bit worried about my AHI given that in order to keep driving, it needs to be below 5. Latest stats below plus a note of avergage for the last few weeks...anything I should be doing here?
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RE: Numbers creeping up
(8 hours ago)Quarky68 Wrote: So I'm a bit worried about my AHI given that in order to keep driving, it needs to be below 5. Latest stats below plus a note of avergage for the last few weeks...anything I should be doing here?
Thanks!

Just curious why you would not be able to drive if it is equal or greater than 5? I mean it is not like there are not millions of undiagnosed people driving while they are in the 40s, 50s, 60s, as long as you are feeling rested enough to drive safely it shouldn't matter wither it is at 1, 5, or 25. AHI != sleep quality, you could be at 1.1 AHI and getting terrible sleep and you could be at 15 AHI but sleeping all the way through getting enough rest despite being well above average number of events. So I am just curious why you think you need to be under 5 to be allowed to drive because AHI is just used for quick easy "yes you have this issue or no you don't" but it in no way measures actual sleep quality at all, sure it is a piece of the puzzle but a single puzzle piece does not paint the whole picture. (For example the other night I was at like 6 point something but felt fully rested because I slept through the entire night despite it being "above average", but last night being at 1.1 I have been fatigued all day because despite being lower I ended up waking up a few times not getting proper sleep even though it was way less events in the normal range). I am not saying you are wrong, maybe you have some medical requirement to keep your driving privileges, it just doesn't sound like something that would be the case since a low AHI does not mean good sleep and a moderate AHI does not mean a bad sleep.
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