(05-09-2013, 05:22 PM)SleepRunner Wrote: I'm not experienced with SleepyHead yet, but my data from last night showed everything normal (no apneas, no leaks) until about 11:30 when a 30 sec central apnea hit and thoroughly woke me up.
My pressure is 8-15 cm. The machine (after the ramp time) ran at 8 cm all night long and of course made no response to the one long(er) CSA event.
Hi SleepRunner, welcome to the forum!
Good to hear you are having a fairly easy time adapting to
PAP treatment, other than the occasional bad central.
Central events which occur occasionally during the beginning months of PAP therapy will sometimes (I think will usually) slowly disappear as our system becomes acclimated to PAP treatment.
Did you ever wake up with palpitations before starting PAP therapy? (I did, very often, and with PAP treatment that does not happen any more.)
Those of us who are susceptible to central apneas often have problems if we try to use EPR (Exhalation Pressure Relief), because with some people using EPR can cause central apneas. Most people do better when using EPR or Flex or whatever, but a few of us do worse with EPR and have the best sleep quality when EPR is turned down to 1 or turned completely off.
Lastly, if I remember correctly, I think one member reported a few months months ago that he suspects he has fewer central apneas when he eats a little coconut oil with/after dinner. He got kidded a little by other forum members, but it makes sense to me that it could help, because the medium chain length oils tend to be easily but slowly digested and could provide support for more constant blood sugar levels throughout the night. I bought some at Costco and have been meaning to start using it on food instead of butter, and let folks know if I feel any improvement. (Would have to go by how I feel because I can't go by my AHI; with the ASV machine, my AHI is pretty much always zero except for a rare obstructive event perhaps once every few days.)