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bonum.noctem I'm glad things are working out for you. I have been using CPAP since '98 and it just seems normal for me. But my sleep is solid and restful. Whatever works for you is what counts.

May I ask a question without sounding rude? Where do you live? I'm interested because my folks came from Stuttgart Germany and somewhere in Bohemia about the mid 1850's. The settled in Central Minnesota and were dairy farmers. I now live in SW Utah on the edge of the desert and love it. The weather is fantastic and scenery is beautiful.
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(07-18-2020, 07:32 AM)bonjour Wrote: I would suggest a diagnostic PSG to validate that you are apnea free.  I am happy for your success.

Will do, but it's going to have to wait for an uncertain period of time due to the Coronavirus situation. I'm absolutely positive that my sleep apnea is gone though, the SnoreLab app is saving audio samples, so I can check the audio of the night in the morning, and it's just all fine since I stopped using my equipment and checking with that app.

(07-18-2020, 07:49 AM)Shadowpup Wrote:
(07-18-2020, 05:31 AM)bonum.noctem Wrote: Cured By Healthy Keto + Intermittent Fasting + Physical Exercise

“the knowledge of how carbs are responsible for pretty much everything bad that can happen to your body.”

Amen!

I'm not new to keto, but that path within the last year led me to Dr. Eric Berg and he and his videos brought so much new knowledge, it really is amazing!
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Bonum, most people that use the CS-A Pacewave ASV are treating complex or central apnea. While the obstructive component of your sleep apnea may have cleared, it is still possible that you would have central events, and that it will not show up in your snore app. I agree with Bonjour to verify your sleep disturbed breathing clinically.
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(07-18-2020, 10:23 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Bonum, most people that use the CS-A Pacewave ASV are treating complex or central apnea. While the obstructive component of your sleep apnea may have cleared, it is still possible that you would have central events, and that it will not show up in your snore app. I agree with Bonjour to verify your sleep disturbed breathing clinically.

As far as I can remember, my centrals were triggered by the CPAP treatment itself, which is why the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto, that I had previously, just didn't work.

I'm rather confident, that any kind of respiratory interruption is detected by that SnoreLab app, since a gasp for air is always clearly audible.

But of course I take this seriously, so once it seems safe to visit the sleep clinic at our local hospital, I'll make an appointment. Till then I'll simply keep monitoring my nights using that app.
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It's good you're being cautious on this, as I am not certain CA events would trigger gasping for breath. My CA tend to be involuntary breath hold-like as best as I remember. I just don't know if I would rely much on gasping or similar external tells being a reliable indicator.
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I'll point out that with an untreated OSA in the 90s I didn't snore.
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Yep... the lack of snoring does not automatically indicate a cessation of apnea events.

Best to find out for sure with a new sleep study, as was suggested.  I'm sure that your sleep apnea has improved due to your weight loss, but to say that it's "cured" or "gone" is a stretch without valid testing.

No need to reply - I'm just putting it out there that "I agree" with the previous suggestions.

Congrats on the weight loss - that's a good thing no matter what!   Coffee
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RE: Your Personal CPAP Success Story - Post Here
You can always set your CPAP machine at a fixed pressure of 4 (the lowest it will go) and see if your apnea is being successfully treated by that. If it isn't, you know you need CPAP. If it is, then you will have to get the PSG to find out for sure.

Also, you can use an oximeter to see if your oxygen concentration falls when you're not using CPAP.
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(07-18-2020, 09:27 PM)Sleepster Wrote: You can always set your CPAP machine at a fixed pressure of 4 (the lowest it will go) and see if your apnea is being successfully treated by that. If it isn't, you know you need CPAP. If it is, then you will have to get the PSG to find out for sure.

Thanks, didn't think about that, and definitely worth a try, once I come back from our upcoming vacation.

Quote:Also, you can use an oximeter to see if your oxygen concentration falls when you're not using CPAP.

I've previously thought about getting an oximeter but couldn't decide on the model. Should clearly be the better way to monitor what's going on during the nights than the snore app.
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Well, it's taken 8 months, 3 sleep studies and countless masks, but I am now having repeated nights of under 5 AHI using the resMed N30i mask and Phillips Dreamstation.  Yay!
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