jamica5555, I used to preach that all you had to do was wear your mask and use the machine 100% of sleep time and all would be well. After a while you would feel good. Then I learned that if you're not getting into REM and the deep stage of sleep you aren't getting the restorative sleep that heals your body. Your batteries don't charge anymore.
If you're not feeling good with that AHI, first I would look at how good my sleep is- if you're not waking up rested in the morning chances are you're not getting the healing sleep you need. If you're sleeping well and still feel fatigued it's time to look for other causes. If you have not had a thorough physical with blood work in the past year I would make an appointment with your GP and get checked out. Your B12, Vit D (hormone D), thyroid hormone, H&H, and many other defiencies can lead to fatigue. There is chronic fatigue syndrome- it causes you to feel terrible. If your sleep is poor, review sleep hygiene and work on improving the quality of your sleep. I know it seems simplistic, but there are many small things that can ruin your sleep. Anything that partially arouses you over and over during the night such as chronic pain will disrupt your sleep. Some folks are exquisitely sensitive to caffiene and can't drink caffeine past a certain time of day. Many medications alter sleep architecture and you don't get into REM or deep sleep. A pet or child in the bed, a bad sleep partner, many things can keep you in the lighter stages of sleep. It would be natural to be depressed over feeling so bad, and that is a bad cycle- the sleep gets worse and worse.
Good luck. Please keep us posted on how you're doing. We would like to get through this period with you.
Some people say that S9 machines will sometimes get "stuck on zero" and show zero AHI when they shouldn't. The solution is to unplug the power from the back of the machine or unplug from the wall for a minute or so. It's probably not your problem, but try it just in case and see if the numbers stay the same for the next few days.
AHI=0 is entirely possible. You can still have some nighttime breathing problems.
Please correct your profile. There is no "S9 Auto." It should say "S9 AutoSet" or "S9 Escape Auto" next to the power button.
Get the free SleepyHead software here
for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
Okay paul02 thanks for the help. I followed the steps in both programs and for some reason the leaks graph is just not in resscan .... when i try to open the detailed graphs it says no data available and when I look at the summary graphs tab it shows from the top down a graph for usage, total usage, AHI, and pressure. It doesnt have anyway to scroll down it will only scroll over and acts like there is no other graph.... ? I also went in sleepyhead and made the preference changes and it shows leaks min max and 95% all as -1.20 which I guess I am to assume is 1.20. These all seem the same for every day and as an average.
Zonk- Ya I dont understand I kept going to what was suppose to be the best sleep doctor around and he ended up just trying to put me on uppers and downers like ritalin and crap it was horrible... and then he basically just told me to deal with it that I was fine. I also have low thyroid, and High blood pressure which started after sleep apnea. I have been tested for everything and seen alot of doctors to make sure there was nothing else contributing to the extreme fatigue and host of other symptoms which I think really all come back to my body not repairing itself right because I am not able to sleep. I have also recently gone down to the bare minimum with medications which seems to have helped some.