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What does it mean?
#1
What does it mean?
So I'm mandated to use this CPAP. ResScan shows an AI 0.5, HI 0.4, AHI 0.9, Obstructive 0.2, central 0.1
These seem to be awfully small numbers to be chained to this machine. What is normal?
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#2
RE: What does it mean?
what was your sleep study AHI number? That is the one that says whether you need to be 'chained' to a machine or not.
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#3
RE: What does it mean?
Never saw it
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#4
RE: What does it mean?
ring up
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#5
RE: What does it mean?
Those are the  numbers after treatment, not before.  That is what the machine was not able to prevent.  They look good.  Your machine is doing its job.

A positive attitude is 90% of the success with CPAP therapy.  Mask fit is the other 90%.   Grin
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#6
RE: What does it mean?
Those are treatment numbers.

This is similar to treating any other condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Take the medication and the numbers drop. Same with CPAP. Use the machine and the numbers drop.

And you got fantastic numbers. Congrats.

But what matters is the numbers without the machine. Call your sleep doc or whoever prescribed it and ask for a copy of your sleep report. This is YOUR health. Control it. The chains are only what you put on it and not knowing what is going on is a chain you created. Find out your data. Let us know. We can help you break the chains and understand it all. Honest.
PaulaO

Take a deep breath and count to zen.




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#7
RE: What does it mean?
Hi shawn p,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It sounds like you are off to a good start with your therapy, your numbers are really good.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and good luck on your CPAP journey.
trish6hundred
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