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mild sleep apnea
What do you think would be the minimum events per hour level to get much benefit from a CPAP? I was just below 6 events per hour and it's pretty borderline.. Would it be worth it to get a CPAP now or maybe do everything I can to lose quite a bit of weight and maybe not need one at all? In other words, with all the awkwardness of trying to get used to the machine and fittings and money and all, is it really worth it with such a low events per hour rate?

Thanks for any replies! I am grateful that it isn't worse however, I have recently been diagnosed with Diastolic Dysfunction, Grade 1. I remember I tried a CPAP once before and had a terrible time with it.. but would try again if it could helpful until I lose the weight..

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09-21-2016 06:01 PM
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Post: #2
RE: mild sleep apnea
Welcome LGF1, the minimum is 5 per hour, between 5-15 is mild sleep apnea which it looks like what you have, all be it borderline. You could try other options in the short term and weight loss may help to bring you under 5 but the only way to tell would be to have another sleep study, good luck with it and keep us posted on your progress.
09-21-2016 07:32 PM
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Post: #3
RE: mild sleep apnea
5 events per hour, but how low does your oxygen go? If you had 5 events per hours and it drops to 88, you could resolve some of your problem by sleeping on your side (some use a tennis ball to train themselves). If it is dropping down to the 70s, then I would say you really need a cpap.
09-21-2016 07:49 PM
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RE: mild sleep apnea
Hi LGF1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Losing weight is a good thing for your over all health, but it doesn't mean that you'll necessarily get rid of sleep apnea.
It would probably be better to get started with CPAP therapy and get used to it.
Hang in there for other suggestions.
Good luck to you.

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09-21-2016 07:54 PM
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LGF1 Offline

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RE: mild sleep apnea
Thank you all for the replies! I think I will go in for the new sleep study so I can get the bi-pap at least for a while. I also experienced a central apnea during the last study which concerns me. I'm not sure what could be causing that and if I should be concerned or not by it..
thanks!
09-26-2016 03:33 PM
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RE: mild sleep apnea
LGF1, your profile shows you're using a System One machine, and I assume it is auto based on a pressure range of 4-6. What kind of treated results do you get? Do you feel better using CPAP, compared to without? I suspect you are the best qualified to answer your own question. That is some of the lowest CPAP pressure I have seen. Welcome and good luck.

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09-26-2016 03:49 PM
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RE: mild sleep apnea
And what are the symptoms that led you to ask for a sleep study? I have only mild-to-moderate apnea, but my complaint was that I was always sleepy, and could fall asleep at a red light, if I permitted myself. To me, that was worth learning cpap, because now I don't have that complaint!! Yay!!
09-26-2016 07:10 PM
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