(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: thanks for helping Still adjusting
this is the best apnea in the world
1-ahi 5 or less means no significant air leaks yes no
I wouldn't draw that conclusion... generally my AHI according to both SH and ResScan present my AHI's in the 1-2 range or less per hour but my leak rate is simply astronomical
See here: http://imgur.com/a/Ulotu
(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: 2- read where if your mouth opens with air gushing out (have chin strap) the pressure is still too high
When I first started using a CPAP in 1998, I used a nasal mask. (I still can't tolerate a FFM). Every night I would be woken up because all my life I'd been a mouth breather. Over time, I just trained myself to KEEP MY BIG TRAP SHUT
when I slept. It's a constant vigilance, but in time, you can teach yourself to keep your mouth closed.
(08-18-2016, 08:05 AM)jxyzobrien Wrote: 3-read where sleeping on your side keeps ahi lower then on your back
From some of the reading I've done, that appears to be the case predominantly IFF (that's If and only If)
- Your apenas are OSD in nature
- You are overweight by some significant amount
- Seems to be more prevalent in more elderly people, apparently because the muscle tone and the tissue in the airway naturally looses the elasticity to keep it more taught.
Other forms of apneas, for the most part, don't seem to follow any real pattern related to sleep position.
But I ain't no freakin' Dr, nor researcher, it's just what I've read ... and so far it seems to be a fairly consistent representation...
Of course, as always, YMMV!