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considering CPAP, need advice
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RE: considering CPAP, need advice
joesetx-- In addition to what others have said, you should know that your "mild to moderate" apnea is nonetheless apnea. Those terms only group AHI numbers into three broad, general bins. Your take-home test results show an AHI of 17. Meanwhile, the goal for treated apnea is an AHI of under 5.
Will you benefit from CPAP treatment? The answer is absolutely, but as Sleepster pointed out, the most important aspect for success is mental attitude/determination to adjust to it and to stick with it. When I started, I knew I was facing a challenge to adjust, but I did not like the alternatives that present themselves if one who needs it doesn't use it.
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RE: considering CPAP, need advice
Until you get a CPAP machine (or, use some other treatment), I recommend you sleep propped up with a wedge pillow at around 30 degrees. It made a big difference for me.
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