12-20-2013, 03:42 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-20-2013, 03:44 PM by Tez62.)
Welcome auntannies, the two most important figures are you AHI and leaks, just stick with them at the start. At your first sleep study your sleep specialist should have told you what your AHI was, it not only tells you how many times on average per hour you stop breathing, it also determine the severity of sleep apnea you have. 0 - 5 is normal, 5 - 15 mild, 15 - 30 moderate and 30+ servere, so you can see anything under 5 is good. The lower the better and hardly anyone can get '0' everynight. Going by your pressure settings it sounds like you are somewhere near mild to moderate. If you still have your sleep study report or prescription it should be on that.
On leaks, you want them to be below 24l, you can have some higher than that if your mask moves or leaks.
Where you see a 95%, it means 95% of the time you are under the figure, so for example you want your leaks to be below 24 and as low as possible.
Take your time getting used to the software your AHI is fine.
The other thing that determines how you are going isn't on sleepyhead, it's how you feel the next day, if you feel better than you did before you were diagnosed, if you have more energy etc, hope that answers some of your questions and please ask any more if you have them, good luck and Merry Christmas.
Hi everyone from new sleepyhead user. I have a question about central airway data. My data shows that most of my apneas are central. Is this data accurate and if so what should I do about it? Thanks all.
Welcome LMW, what is your total AHI and what are your centrals of the total. If they are only small numbers you have nothing to worry about. Your total AHI should be as low as possible but below 5.