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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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.
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.