Yes. My first sleep study several years ago I had an AHI of a little over 5, barely sleep apnea. My more recent study (July-ish) had an AHI of about 30. In your case it would make a lot of sense to me that decreased lung function makes it worse, although I don't know for sure, did you ask your doctor?
11-18-2013, 07:25 PM
(This post was last modified: 11-18-2013, 07:42 PM by me50.)
I would think (and I am no doctor) that since AHI's are not caused by what our lungs do or don't do (at least that is what I understood) that they would not affect AHI's unless they are decreased enough that you just don't breathe for a short while. I dunno. Just shooting in the dark here. I would agree that it is best to ask your doc who is more qualified to answer that question. Mucous building up in your lungs and blocking your airway might make your AHI's higher in the 2nd sleep study you had. DocWils or someone else will have better answers to your questions than I do.
Glad you are going to get treatment. It sure shouldn't hurt.
Usually sleep apnea gets worse as we get older or if we put on weight, obviously continuous treatment will help us by not cure us.
condohk69, your other illness's are not going to help things.
Yes, even with CPAP use, things change. We get older. We lose or gain weight. Changes in medication, health, etc.
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thank you for all the replies they are most helpful.
my sleep DR is also my CF specialist & unfortunately it has become increasingly difficult to get in to see him & living a 4 hour drive away doesn`t help. i will be continuing with the cpap every night as i feel a difference with it & my wife notices a big difference in me.