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What to do next in my search for better sleep?
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It's been a week since my last post. I feel like I'm finally starting to turn the corner in terms of being able to sleep with my CPAP with minimal discomfort. My symptoms are still there, but my body finally seems to be accepting the treatment.
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(02-10-2015, 09:00 PM)the_mad_man Wrote: It's been a week since my last post. I feel like I'm finally starting to turn the corner in terms of being able to sleep with my CPAP with minimal discomfort. My symptoms are still there, but my body finally seems to be accepting the treatment.

Hurray! It does take time. SO glad you are hanging in there.

Best regards,
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
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(02-02-2015, 11:17 PM)the_mad_man Wrote: I've slowly increased the minimum pressure on my CPAP from 5 to 8 over the last few weeks and Sleepyhead says that my flow limitations have been greatly reduced. Thanks!

I'm wondering what else I can do to get more deep slow-wave sleep.

The other thing going on is that I get tons of "clear airway" events. My AHI is very low for about the first 5-6 hours of sleep, typically, but the last few hours, I have tons of these clear airway events. I'm wondering what this means.

Hi the_mad_man,

We can update our profile easily by using the My Profile link which members see in the upper right of the banner near the top of our screens.

How large is your Clear-airway Apnea Index (CAI)? Your CAI is the average of how many CA events you have, per hour of sleep.

Take care,
--- Vaughn
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