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SleepyHead AHI descriptions
General classifications of AHI are 0-4 Normal, 6-14 Mild, 15-30 Moderate and > 30 Severe. On the Welcome Screen SleepyHead will tell me for example that an AHI of 11 is horrible and to see a doctor.

Are these descriptions documented somewhere?

Why are they so bleak compared to the classifications above?

Thanks
07-13-2015 10:44 AM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI descriptions
Sleepy sometimes exaggerates, esp on AHI readings, where he is apt to frown upon a mild AHI as if it were a moderate. Sleepy likes to deal in tough love.
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07-13-2015 10:50 AM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI descriptions
(07-13-2015 10:44 AM)mmdupas Wrote:  General classifications of AHI are 0-4 Normal, 6-14 Mild, 15-30 Moderate and > 30 Severe. On the Welcome Screen SleepyHead will tell me for example that an AHI of 11 is horrible and to see a doctor.

Are these descriptions documented somewhere?

Why are they so bleak compared to the classifications above?

Thanks


Are you giving an AHI of 11 as just an example? If not, then your AHI should be lower with CPAP therapy and the correct pressure settings.

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07-13-2015 11:00 AM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI descriptions
The general classifications you list are most likely untreated apnea. With treated sleep apnea, for example with CPAP, an AHI of 11 is not very good. However, not everyone is the same and 11 is just a number. An 11 for you may not be ideal but an 11 for someone with untreated AHI of 75+ might be good.



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RE: SleepyHead AHI descriptions
AlanE is correct.

But I think we don't want to assume that how bad your apnea is untreated may limit how low you can get it in treatment. It is probably easier to get under 5 when untreated is 11 than when untreated is 75, but severe OSA can also be lowered to under 5. For example, I am 58 untreated, but about 1.2 treated.
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mmdupas Offline

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RE: SleepyHead AHI descriptions
AHI of 11 was a recent day. But my Average AHI for the last year is around 5. I have many days with no or very little OAs but do have CAs. My best days I have very few OAs and CAs and only have some Hypopneas. Those days are around 2. I only occasionally experience a lot of OAs. My OA index for the last year is less than 1. But my CA index is around 1.2 and Hypopnea index almost 3.
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My ahi was 19 untreated and it was around the same when I was fixed at 8.....and it's about the same on a flex pressure of 8-14. Nothing has changed it. I'm so depressed. I had one day at a 7 and I had one night I checked it at 1:39 am and my ahi was 30. I feel worse with cpap
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