03-17-2015, 09:37 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-17-2015, 09:39 PM by crabitha.)
I didn't understand what 85th percentile meant either. Tried quoting but wasn't allowed (new member) which is understandable as we all hate spam. Thanks.
03-17-2015, 10:04 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-17-2015, 10:05 PM by justMongo.)
Pretty sure that's 95%. It means that it was at or below that number 95% of the time.
The AHI in your posted summary looks good to me.
The minimum time required to score an apnea event is 10 seconds. So, the machine will score an apnea event if you fail to breathe for 10 seconds or more.
Stopping 60 times per hour is severe apnea. If it were 1000 per hour -- you'd not be typing.
I think auto PAP will work out well for you.
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Thank you for trying to explain it to me. I was sort of joking when I said 60-1000. I just remember that they said a number that was greater than 60 times per hour and thought that would be impossible. Your explanation of ten seconds makes me feel better about the legitimacy of those numbers. To be honest when they first told me that, it worried me that they didn't know what they were talking about.
I can't wait to get a new machine. For the five days I had the apap, I remembered how I felt when I first got my cpap (like a miracle occurred).
I didn't think I had sleep apnea, I really didn't. I had severe insomnia and despite seeing my doctor about it several times, she never mentioned the possibility of sleep apnea, and I never thought of it. It was a cousin that told me I probably had it. She has narcolepsy and sleep apnea and has it since she was in middle school. I thought that sleep apnea didn't cause people to have difficulty falling asleep but apparently it does. I hope that's general knowledge now.
Anyway, thanks again.
I think you're some kind of impostor. Neanderthals don't get sleep apnea.
Just kidding. I wonder if Neanderthals got sleep apnea? Maybe that's what killed them off. Maybe snoring from Homo sapiens kept Neanderthals awake and killed them off.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.