(03-07-2015, 02:25 PM)snowdrop Wrote:(03-07-2015, 12:55 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Weight loss is great, but rarely results in a sufficient improvement in sleep apnea to leave the machine behind. There have been cases of pressure requirements changing and even increasing with weight loss. Unless you had a mild case to start with, you'd be better off to look forward to looking better at the pool than losing the mask at night. Hope it works out for you anyway. There are always a few exceptions.
So much for wishful thinking!
My AHI was 26 untreated... moderate is what the doc said...
My machine is at a fixed pressure. How often does that need to be reassessed then? Or after how much weight loss/gain? My AHI are consistently below 1 with treatment.
If you're consistently below 1 at a pressure of 6.0, that's great. If you want to try lower pressure you could observe the results in your data. If you want to nap or sleep without the machine, maybe have someone check in on you and observe your breathing, or use an app like the free"Sleep Bot". It records snores and motion and can tell you what's going on in your sleep. You'll obviously survive an attempt to sleep without it, and you can gauge how you feel. If things seem pretty good, maybe ask for a home sleep study to confirm.