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reddogsuix
Unread post  Post subject: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:25 am

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I have been doing well AHI has been @ or around 4 , For the last 4 days its been 8 and above no changes in sleeping habits, i made a small change not much of a change


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reddogsuix
Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:26 am

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the first one is what i had been using and it jumped to 9+ then i made the change and its at around 8+


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:02 am
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Change in sleeping position maybe.....on your back more???

Any special reason you are running such a tight range and limiting the IPAP max so much? It wants to go higher but it can't.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:42 pm

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Sometimes i see Events that are flagged and there not really events wouldn't this cause AHI to go up and cause the unit to adjust ?
This would be the why to close the gap , it that not a good idea?


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:46 pm
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Are you saying that you are having some SWJ awake breathing flagged events?

The machine won't increase or do anything for centrals/CAs...awake or asleep.

Now OAs or hyponeas that are SWJ...it might try to kill them with more pressure.

If you want to reduce OAs and hyponeas...without increasing the IPAP max...you need to increase the EPAP minimum.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:03 pm
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reddogsuix wrote:
Sometimes i see Events that are flagged and there not really events

What does this even mean?

reddogsuix wrote:
This would be the why to close the gap , it that not a good idea?

Again, what?

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:41 pm

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Let just say i turn over and in this effort i stop breathing during the process
the machine flags this as an event then increases the pressure and does this till it see's a rhythm.... then lowers, my theory is,it takes less time to get back to what it was before the event happened.,,,and thank you for replying maybe i'm just crazy :)
and here is an update to what i have changed.


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Let just say i turn over and in this effort i stop breathing during the process
the machine flags this as an event then increases the pressure and does this till it see's a rhythm.... then lowers, my theory is,it takes less time to get back to what it was before the event happened.,,,and thank you for replying maybe i'm just crazy :)
and here is an update to what i have changed.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 am
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Most of the time those "turn over in bed" flagged events are going to be central flags...the machine won't increase the pressure for central apnea flags.
So your reasoning is a bit faulty.

Your machine will sit quietly by and twiddle its little thumbs when central apneas are happening. It only increases the pressure in response to obstructive in nature stuff that is happening.
While there can be some false positive obstructive flags....not very common for that to happen.
And when it does happen we usually see prolonged evidence of arousal breathing and that's not a quick turn over in bed situation.
And when it does happen we have to look carefully at what might have caused the arousal in the first place...maybe the arousal happened because of a real obstructive situation happening because the machine couldn't go higher with the pressures because its little hands are tied with the max limit being so restrictive.

You need to let the machine do its job in auto mode and trust it.
If you don't want to do that....go to fixed pressures higher all night.
Right now you are letting obstructive events happen with the sub optimal settings just in case the machine is responding to false positives and you have no proof that the response is to false positives.
And even if it was....trust the machine to sort it all out and go where it needs to go.

Either that or just use higher pressures all night.
Or be happy with the AHI you are seeing now.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: AHI Problem  |  Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:05 pm

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Ok I get it, sometimes i need a clue i did make a small change and t helped with the OA's and hyponeas, i'm going to increase it again by .5 on min and crank up the max and let her rip.. TY i 'll post more as the days roll on. As updates


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