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Still snoring during PAP therapy?
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After 4+ months of therapy I am evidently still snoring some according to my wife. Not bad like before therapy, but still some. The doc just authorized a trial reduction in my BiPap pressures down to 15/11 and I wear a FF mask. Looking at the "Snore" graph in SleepyHead the snoring was the same or worse before my doc lowered my pressures down a little from 17/13 to the 15/11 I mentioned.

Last night's numbers are fairly typical:

LL = 0%
AHI = 1.2
Hypopnea 0.41
Obstructive 0.0
Clear Airway 0.82
PB = 2%(I don't yet understand the significance of Periodic Breathing)
Vibratory Snore #2 9 Events of just a few minutes duration each

I slept pretty well for me last night and feel good this morning.

Is this snoring bad and should I be worried about it?
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#2
No and no.
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From the manual
Periodic Breathing: A persistent waning and waxing breathing pattern which repeats itself between 30 and 100 seconds. The nadir of the breathing pattern is characterized by at least a 40% reduction in airflow from an established baseline flow. The pattern must be present for several minutes before it can be identified as periodic breathing.
No therapy adjustments are made in response to periodic breathing.

SleepyHead Glossary http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sl...r_Glossary

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Is snoring bad and should you be worried about it: I don't know, is the fact that you still seem to snore causing you emotional distress? Is it causing significant disturbance to your wife? Is she considering divorcing you because you snore?

If the answer to any of those questions is "yes", then perhaps you should be worried about the fact that you still snore. Other than that, there are better things to spend your time worrying about.
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(08-16-2013, 03:13 PM)RonWessels Wrote: Is snoring bad and should you be worried about it: I don't know, is the fact that you still seem to snore causing you emotional distress? Is it causing significant disturbance to your wife? Is she considering divorcing you because you snore?

If the answer to any of those questions is "yes", then perhaps you should be worried about the fact that you still snore. Other than that, there are better things to spend your time worrying about.

No, none of those things are true.

I guess I just figured it would automatically stop with therapy.

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#6
Even folks without sleep apnea snore.

The thing is: are you snoring lower volume? Less often?

As long as the AHI is low, you are feeling good, then all is well.

I still snore when on my back.
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