I have an average AHI of only 1.2 but I wake up tired and just do not have energy to do much and or go in cycles of tiredniess.
For the past 6 months, 80% of my events are Central and I have been trying for 2 months to get a prescription for a ASV machine that I thought might help with my centeral events.
I just had a sleep study ordered by a neurolgist and I was told the results were good and nothing needed to be changed.
I have had trouble getting enough oxygen at elevations above 8,000 feet for 20 years ...........even while sitting.
So I had an Idea; I bought a Oxygen Concentrator on craigs list and tried it out for the past 3 days at 1.5 L per min by drilling a hole in my CPAP tubing near where it connects to the CPAP machine.
I have had my best 3 days in over 6 years! My energy level has been up, I have not taken a nap during the day and I feel like a new person.............. like my old self
So IMHO the oxygen "theropy" has been a success ......... so far.
Anyone else adding 02? to their xPAP?
Other thoughts? Cautions? Ideas?
Thanks for this great group!
I plan on buying a newer / quieter Oxygen Concentrator ($650) and plan on buying a ASV CPAP ......... at $3,000 ....... but I am 60 now and know I can not take it with me; (the newer car I want will wait a couple of years.)