I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. (AHI 52). I'm a smallish (5'2" 150 pounds) female. I have had trouble sleeping for quite some time now and my new doctor ordered a sleep study. Apparently my blood oxygen levels dipped into the 40s during the study. Needless to say, the next day I picked up my cpap and began this new chapter of my life. I used the machine at home for 4 nights and then boarded a plane for a planned business trip to Singapore for 7 nights. I'm still in Singapore and get to head home (US) tomorrow. I've used my machine faithfully except for the overnight trip on the plane, where I did not lay down.
My AHIs have been ranging from a high of 21 (one time only) to a low of 4, but mostly in the 4-7 range. I haven't seen my doctor yet, but am wondering if I eventually will be able to consistently achieve an AHI of less than 5?
I haven't had the chance to yet download the software but plan to do so when I get home. I'm wondering if I should purchase equipment to monitor my oxygen? Generally speaking, I feel pretty much like a new person.