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ZERO AHI First time
Well I guess miricals can happen for those who are patient and persistant.
First time I hit ZERO AHI.
Previous day was 0.12. One H in over 8 hours of sleep. WOW.

   
06-28-2014 12:30 PM
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RE: ZERO AHI First time
Good job!

Mine seems to hover between zero and 1.5 these days. It's nice to get to this point.

I think many of us can if we just spend the time to enjoy the therapy for what it can do, and adjust to it as best we can. But even those that are stuck around 5 or so are doing really great.

It's really a good feeling to see how well people do after spending a little time around here and learning to care for their bodies.
06-28-2014 12:46 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: ZERO AHI First time
Hi bwexler,
That's great to hear that you achieved 0 AHIs, CONGRATULATIONS.!

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06-28-2014 12:46 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: ZERO AHI First time
(06-28-2014 12:30 PM)bwexler Wrote:  Well I guess miricals can happen for those who are patient and persistant.
First time I hit ZERO AHI.
Previous day was 0.12. One H in over 8 hours of sleep. WOW.
I had few zeros, most nights below 0.5, 8 hours of sleep is fantastic
Well done
06-28-2014 03:34 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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RE: ZERO AHI First time
Congratulations! I'm yet to see a zero AHI, but I live in hope.

You need to watch out for leaks though. Your leaks are pretty high, which is pushing the pressure up to maximum. If you can control the leaks you'll achieve an even more restful sleep at a lower pressure.

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06-28-2014 08:41 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: ZERO AHI First time
(06-28-2014 08:41 PM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  You need to watch out for leaks though. Your leaks are pretty high, which is pushing the pressure up to maximum.
bwexler using PR machines
Resmed machine report unintentional leak, anything above 24 L/m considered bad leak
PR machines report total leak, bad leak would be something 50 L/m and above
Leak rate graph shows a spike but only for a small amount of time, might be a bit of mouth breathing
Statistics little box next to leak shows:
'Detected mask leakage including natural mask leakages (L/M) W-Avg , 24.71'
06-28-2014 09:07 PM
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diamaunt Offline

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RE: ZERO AHI First time
(06-28-2014 08:41 PM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  Congratulations! I'm yet to see a zero AHI, but I live in hope.

You need to watch out for leaks though. Your leaks are pretty high, which is pushing the pressure up to maximum. If you can control the leaks you'll achieve an even more restful sleep at a lower pressure.

actually, as pointed out, his leaks are quite low, also, the idea that leaks cause pressure to go up is also incorrect, the machines will LOWER pressure in an attempt to get the mask to reseal.

robysue has written some good pieces on this.
06-28-2014 10:42 PM
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RE: ZERO AHI First time
Quite correct - I missed the fact Bwexler is using a PR machine. Apologies.

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06-28-2014 10:47 PM
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JimZZZ Offline

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RE: ZERO AHI First time
It seems I always score some events between the time I wake up and the time I turn the machine off. Perhaps I could record a lower AHI by quickly turning the machine off anytime I awaken. Assuming I can find the machine quickly.Thinking-about Hmmm...
06-29-2014 06:33 AM
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RE: ZERO AHI First time
Incredible! Someday I'll be saying zero ahi...
How long have you been working it
and what was your ahi to begin with?

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
06-29-2014 07:55 AM
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