My daily stats are coming in under 5.0 AHI, with apneas about 0-20% of the index. I'm sleeping on the machine about 4-5 hours a night, waking up with bloating/gas and general discomfort. I'd like to eliminate the bloating to see if additional sleep time is possible. The <5.0 AHI seems to be the magic number with all you experts. Are there any other factors to strive for once the 5.0 goal is reached?
I'd love 6-8 hours of sleep, so that's one, but is there anything else that the machine currently calculates that I need to watch and try to correct, reduce and / or eliminate?
Is the bloating due to too much pressure, and would dropping the pressure from the current setting of 13.2 help reduce these symptoms? I've seen others comment that sleep position impacts the amount of air in the belly. Elevating my head/shoulders hasn't seemed to help much.
If I do drop the pressure, will I see an increase in the AHI and what other affects (negative/positive) are likely to occur when dropping the pressure?