My sleep study showed that I have mild apnea:
AHI - 6.2
Oxygen destaturation - 92
No cardiac irregularities
Average duration 22.8 seconds.
Since using the bipap, my ahi has gone down to 4.5; however, there's been no change in my energy level, and I'm typically down with a mild sore throat, upper respiratory infection, and achy lungs - bad achy: Good achy is what my lung feels like after a strong 30 minutes of lap swimming. This is bad unhealthy clutching at chest achey.
Anyhow, I can't imagine what I will experience during flu season.
The only feedback I've gotten: play with the humidity (check) or get used to it. If you don't use it, you may die - even if you have very mild apnea.
Anyhow, I plan on returning this machine, as I see few advantages to using this aside from the fact that I might die if i stop using it.
Anyone have any better feedback - am i overlooking something?
Some extra info -
I've only used it for 2 months - full face mask that doesn't leak.
It's a respironics Bipap auto SV advanced.
I haven't tried to check my own data - I just learned about sleepyhead on this site - my sleep doctor had discouraged my checking it.
11-10-2015, 12:53 AM
(This post was last modified: 11-10-2015, 07:10 AM by justMongo.)
An ASV machine is used to treat Central and mixed sleep apnea.
The ASV is a non-invasive ventilator. It uses a pressure spike to inflate the lungs if you fail to breathe on your own.
That pressure spike may cause some discomfort as it stretches the intracostal muscles.
There has to be a reason for you to have been prescribed an ASV.
Before you give up, you really need to talk this over with your doctor.
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