Well I did that and ...
I can figure out some of it. I see a bunch of graphs and numbers. I suppose my next trick is to learn the software so I know what the heck I am looking at.
My baseline polysomnogram (love those big words) shows my overall AHI is 53.1. (66.2 on my back and 42.6 on my side)
During the test I had 286 events which they broke down to:
134 apneas - 109 obstructive and 25 central.
They listed the oximetry data but that wasn't as bad as the overnight oximetry I had previous to the sleep study.
By the way, that sleep study is a bit of a joke. It took me hours to fall asleep with all those wires on my head and rubber bands around my chest and stomach.
anyway, I've been on therapy for a couple weeks now. The first week was aggravating but I forced myself to use it. I had to buy one of those overhead hose holders because I kept crushing the hose and cutting off the air. Then I would get pissed off mad and so much for sleep.
If I read the data right, I'm certainly doing better than my sleep study but I'm having okay days and awful days with AHI. My best day I had an AHI of 1.85 and the worst was a couple days ago when it was 14.3. I changed my EPR to 3 from 2 that day. It might have something to do with it but it is easier to breath out now. Since that day its been 5.97 and 5.04. I want to go a few more days to see if it improves before going back to EPR 2.
By the way, my wife is now having trouble sleeping since after 18 years of snoring she can't hear me snore now. It keeps her up thinking I might be dead. So she touches my arm to check if I am still alive.
Of course this wakes me up. Growing pains for both of us.
Someone mentioned to post the data but not sure what you need to look at from sleepyhead. How do I do that with sleephead? just take a pic?
Or is it really just too early in my therapy to start making changes.
Thanks for reading.