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SleepyHead AHI question
#1
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.

MWD
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#2
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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#3
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."


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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(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!

MWD
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#5
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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#6
If you're under 5 consistently, you can smile and whistle a happy tune and ignore the semantics.
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(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.
Michael
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#8
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.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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(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.

MWD

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