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Post: #31
RE: Well Rested Newbie
(04-20-2015 06:25 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  oh - wait. that is your sleep study not your treated levels. lol!

Right - the only info I got from the second night (where they wake you up to try various options) was that they got my O2 up to 98 percent. That was just an offhand comment from the lab tech however - I have no printout but they must have something like this available...

I'm asking because I am absolutely amazed at how good I feel after just a few nights with the new machine and I'm trying to wrap my head around just how big an improvement there might be or how bad my sleep really was. When I picked up the machine the Doc kept shaking his head and saying things like - "really? you don't get sleepy driving" and "104 is the highest number we've seen". It was odd.
04-20-2015 06:43 PM
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Post: #32
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going from 34 miin below 90 to an average of 98% oxygen has got to feel good... and your AHI/RDI are significant, indeed... I see that the worst number is when on your back... I never could sleep on my back (cant breathe. lol.) so my sleep study doesnt have a back sleeping figure - but I came up as moderate to mild and it still makes a huge difference!

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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04-20-2015 06:56 PM
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Post: #33
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Careful of bragging about how good you feel Sansnap. Your significant other may come up with a longer to-do list!
04-20-2015 09:36 PM
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Post: #34
RE: Well Rested Newbie
(04-20-2015 06:56 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  going from 34 miin below 90 to an average of 98% oxygen has got to feel good... and your AHI/RDI are significant, indeed... I see that the worst number is when on your back... I never could sleep on my back (cant breathe. lol.) so my sleep study doesnt have a back sleeping figure - but I came up as moderate to mild and it still makes a huge difference!


HIs RDI on his back was 104 but if you add his AHI to his RERA per hour it comes to much more than that (RDI>170). <Memory is shot.

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04-20-2015 09:42 PM
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Post: #35
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I recall only one other person posting recently that their numbers were so high in the sleep study. That poster said the doctor wondered why he was still alive. Amusing.... you think?!? Anyway, it sounds like you are in great spirits and doing excellent.

My machine regularly scores RERA events that are 20 to 60 seconds long, often not in connection with other type events. Somehow the machine is sensing by breathing pattern that I have had "respiratory effort related arousal."

Anyway your raw score shows you did have a lot of sleep disturbance. It is a real blessing not to have to sleep like that anymore.

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04-27-2015 06:59 AM
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Post: #36
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Time for an update.. It's been about three weeks now since beginning therapy and today I had my first follow up appt at the sleep clinic.

They read the SD card ( I really have to learn to do this) and gave me a print out of the results. They also changed the settings on my machine. They changed from a 6-12 range to a 9-12 pressure range and then set a ramp option beginning at 7.5. The pressure change was based on the 3 week reading and I am looking forward to the change in the beginning pressure. The opti-start thing was driving me mad even with ramp disabled - sometimes the starting pressures seemed very low. i still don't fully understand the opti-start thing - the sleep tech tried hard to explain but failed utterly..

Todays numbers are a radical change from my initial sleep study :

Average hours per night = 6.29
Auto c-pap mean pressure = 9.5
Peak average pressure = 10.5
Average time in large leak per day = 3 secs.
Average AHI = 0.6

Difference between AHI of 75.4 and 0.6 = big difference. Finally living up to my username, sans nap.
05-07-2015 11:42 PM
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Post: #37
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(05-07-2015 11:42 PM)sansnap Wrote:  Finally living up to my username, sans nap.

Or not! Spoken too soon...

One night on new pressure and I am a mess. I kept waking up, feeling like I was in a hurricane. My ears got that airplane altitude feeling when I swallowed last night, my eyes are puffy today and I am exhausted. Today I'll be taking a nap - after I go back to sleep tech and discuss a change. This is quite discouraging.
05-08-2015 10:29 AM
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Post: #38
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Sorry to hear that. I'm surprised changing your start pressure made that big of a difference. And curious to find out how you and the sleep tech resolve it.
05-08-2015 03:31 PM
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(05-08-2015 03:31 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  Sorry to hear that. I'm surprised changing your start pressure made that big of a difference. And curious to find out how you and the sleep tech resolve it.


The resolution was that today the settings were changed to 7.5 - 12 and I'll see how it is tonight. On the positive side, all this prodded me into downloading Sleepyhead and taking a look at my data so far. there's a lot I still don't understand but the difference between last night with the big pressure increase and the preceding ones was notable.. Here are screenshots from two days - the first on the original 6-12 pressure and then last nights (9-12)

       

I don't understand why a higher pressure give worse results but it seems to.
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Post: #40
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That's interesting results. Raising the floor of your range seemed to help reduce flow limitations and snoring a lot. But introduced hyp's and obstructions.

I hope your middle of the road setting for the floor works out. Smile
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