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Post: #1
SleepyHead AHI question
Hi!

Love the software. Have one question though:

The other night the software said:
You had an AHI of 1.70, which is considered reasonably good

Last night it said:
You had an AHI of 3.34, which is considered technically "treated"

Why is a higher number "treated" and a lower number "reasonably good"? Shouldn't it be the opposite?

FWIW, my untreated AHI (no machine) is 145.

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12-14-2015 07:23 PM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
Anything under 5 is considered treated. 3.34 didn't say it was good, just that it was treated. Obviously, the lower the better!

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12-14-2015 07:25 PM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
It's just semantics. There is no scientific or medical meaning to the phrases the programmer decided to use. Anything less than 5 is "technically treated."



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12-14-2015 07:27 PM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
(12-14-2015 07:25 PM)cate1898 Wrote:  Anything under 5 is considered treated. 3.34 didn't say it was good, just that it was treated. Obviously, the lower the better!

(12-14-2015 07:27 PM)AlanE Wrote:  It's just semantics. There is no scientific or medical meaning to the phrases the programmer decided to use. Anything less than 5 is "technically treated."



Thank you!

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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
These are editorial comments about treatment by the software author. An AHI of 5.0 or less is "treated". An AHI less than 2.0 is pretty good, and less than 1.0 is excellent. Just qualitative comments based on the summary of results and perhaps one-step up from a smilie face or frowny face.

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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
If you're under 5 consistently, you can smile and whistle a happy tune and ignore the semantics.
12-14-2015 08:44 PM
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MichaelWD64 Offline

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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
(12-14-2015 08:44 PM)Jim Bronson Wrote:  If you're under 5 consistently, you can smile and whistle a happy tune and ignore the semantics.

Nice!

Thank you.
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12-15-2015 05:46 AM
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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
You'll also find it's not so much the numbers but more about how you feel. You can have a 5 AHI and feel pretty good and you can have a 1.00 AHI and feel horrible. Sleepyhead is a good tool to use for figuring out what works and when.

I see you live in Wyoming. Must be getting a bit chilly this time of year.



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12-15-2015 07:34 AM
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MichaelWD64 Offline

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RE: SleepyHead AHI question
(12-15-2015 07:34 AM)AlanE Wrote:  You'll also find it's not so much the numbers but more about how you feel. You can have a 5 AHI and feel pretty good and you can have a 1.00 AHI and feel horrible. Sleepyhead is a good tool to use for figuring out what works and when.

I see you live in Wyoming. Must be getting a bit chilly this time of year.

something like 18 inches of snow the past few days.

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12-16-2015 10:46 PM
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