Everyone is different, but the goal is to feel better in the mornings when you wake (and the rest of the day with out all the coffee). < 5 is a start, but for some it takes a while for the body top become accustomed to the change. If you maintain 5.0 or less, then I would focus on assuring you have good sleep habits and give it time to take affect. Don't get locked into a race to 0.0, for many that never happens and it leads to a lot of unnecessary frustration.
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
As far as I kinow, pressure is not set according to your weight. Although weight loss is a good thing, there are many folk out there that lose weight and still have sleep apnea, but may be able to use a lower pressure than they did at their higher weight.
Even though I've read through your prior posts, I don't recall seeing an AHI number, nor have you told us what your 90% pressure readings are. What's even more important is the breakdown of your apneas, like Obsteuctives, hypopneas, clear airways, etc.
Again, use SleepyHead software and give us some more information to go on. Once you do that, we can guide you on how to send us a screenshot of your data.
Then we may be able to advise you on pressure settings and see how that lines up with your doctor's advice.
I started out thinking the same thing. Low AHI is the prize. For the first 5 months my number was headed in the right direction. In fact, statistically speaking, I was going to reach zero in month 6. Almost got there too, even had a few zeros. Month 6 has arrived and my numbers have gone up. Now they range between 1 and 3.
Good news....... I started sleeping for the first time in over a year. More energy and all the good things that come with sleep. I still have events but I now sleep through them. It's a difficult journey and every month brings new challenges.
But, every month is better.
I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in.
(08-18-2016, 05:49 PM)Rcgop Wrote: Good news....... I started sleeping for the first time in over a year. More energy and all the good things that come with sleep. I still have events but I now sleep through them. It's a difficult journey and every month brings new challenges.
But, every month is better.
That is Great News, I too have improved lots. And Frank I have been able to reduce the coffee later in the day, but I sure do want it.
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