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mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
#11
RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
I generally try to keep the collar tight, but I can pay extra attention to it.
It makes me wonder, though, why I go through periods of the night when there are fewer issues.
I believe I mostly sleep on my back.
Thanks for looking at my other info.
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
renoir,
Your two threads have been merged.
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
When your info is scattered across 7 threads and I'm on my phone it is not easy, but I'm back.

Where are you with pillows?
Try and minimize your pillow. Anything that lifts your head could be the problem. Some professional studies that are underway and studying this chin tuck refer to it as cervical (neck) alignment. Think in those terms.

Think about taking a video of yourself and see what you can see at or around the time of this first hour cluster
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
Will do on the pillow. I have an apnea pillow with cutouts, but it is rather high.

PS. sorry about starting a new thread. Now I know....
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
Same results last night... A burst of AHI up front, and one other time during the night.

I changed the EPR to 3, with a min and max pressure of 9 and 15.

I also slept on a towel folded over for a pillow, and used my cervical collar.

Should I increase the min pressure, perhaps to avoid getting the early burst?

thanks as always

(I tried to attach my chart, the system would not let me. Said I had reached my quota.)
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
You can go into your attachments in your profile and delete some of the early ones
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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
Here is my chart for my continuing, mysterious problem of high AHIs at the beginning of sleep.

Last night, I used a towel for a pillow, EPR = 3, cervical collars... but the same results.


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RE: mystery continues: initial burst of AHIs first hour of sleep
I think I figured something out. Last night I went back to the tennis-ball-sewed-in-the-T-shirt-trick to keep myself on my side.

Looks like the way forward.


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