I was scared and appalled this morning when I saw my AHI of 15.9.
I started using a new FFM(the F10 airfit) a few days ago and my AHI has steadily creeped from below 1, up to 1-3, and this morning, the nightmare number. The leak was only 9L, acceptable.
I am in a quandary. I have lost 50 pounds over the last year and started to exercise several months ago. I guess I hoped to improve.
What could have happened last night to cause this huge jump? Same pressure of 7-12cm used, leak under control, makes no sense. I was thinking if it was possible for the mask to have failed in terms of the venting, I just don't know. In the meantime, I will go back to my old FFM Quatro FX, and I pray that my AHI will return to normal.
I am so scared and upset. Just when I thought my treatment was good something like this happens.
Sorry, I haven't figured out how to use sleepyhead yet, but this sounds serious.
Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks
How do you know your leaks are under control? Without software (as per your profile) you cannot really be certain.
I would start by using software and understand leak rate, pressure, type of apnea scored...
You are looking at a single number that attempts to report efficacy in one convoluted number.
Don't be scared... you can master the software.
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You cannot make any conclusions unless you have all the data. So download, install, and learn to use the Sleepyhead software.
Beyond that, you really don't need to be scared. This will get resolved.
It's important to know what type of events you had as well as what pressures were being dialed up to treat them....
Well, every road seems to lead back to Sleepyhead, doesn't it?