i have had sleep apnea for 6 years but only just got a machine that i can look at my own data with sleepyhead
so hope someone can answer some questions
tried ringing my sleep technican but so far no replies
couple queries - sorry if sound silly - i noticed i get a mixture or obstructive apneas usually first hours of sleep, then clear airway events ( which i first though was a good thing - but after reading up - is central apneas ? ) then unclassified and hypopneas then back to obsturctive before i wake up - any thoughts on this - is this a normal pattern or does it not really matter ?
i was told i have obstructive sleep apnea - but could this mean i have mixed ? does it matter ?- i use auto machine so pressure adapts anyway
also i get large leaks in the middle of the night - i wear nasal mask - so believe this could be mouth leaks ?( never heard of this until recently despite having sleep apnea for 6 years - use a nasal mask as was told to so never thought about if may need a full face one until now as can see the data ) i do occasionally get the red frowny face - i have tried moving my machine so it is up on my bedside table instead of on floor and raised the head of my bed with books as i believe this helps - my large leak does seem to be lessening at bit
thanks for any advice and thanks for having me on forum