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Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
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Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
Hello, I have just begun my journey on CPAP. The results below are from my 2nd night (the first night I had a battle with the SD card and lost so I do not have that).

For my background, I am a 29 year old male and have suffered with sleep issues my entire life. I went for a sleep study back in Feb of this year and was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. My AHI on my sleep study was 42.6, 181 total apneas and 144 hypopneas. Some central apneas detected but most were obstructive.

What I am curious about is how these results look for just starting out. Definitely an improvement from 42.6, and I can say I definitely feel a difference in my tiredness but looking for any thoughts on it. Thanks!


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RE: Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
Some room for improvement, and is great that you already feel better.
I would say that 5 for minimum pressure is a bit on the low side.
Is also possible to see some clustered events and a few high-flow limitations.
Anyway, the takeaways from the only 2nd night could be limited.
Someone more experienced than i could add some more comments.
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RE: Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
Much better results last night! I tried the memory foam cushion with my F20 and got a much better seal.


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RE: Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
Your events are clustered, which suggests what we call positional apnea. This wiki article on Apnea Board has some good ideas to help resolve. https://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.ph...onal_Apnea I recommend you change your minimum pressure to match your current median of 10 cm. That will start you at 10/7 (inhale/exhale) pressure, and should be a good step towards optimizing your machine.
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RE: Help interpreting my results (and hello!)
Wow thanks Sleeprider! I definitely do tend to sleep in a fetal position so I will be buying a cervical collar to try. I was thinking about pressure too. I believe they picked this range as part of the trial period to help me acclimate, so at my follow up with my doc I will discuss about tightening the range up a little. Smile
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