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Sharifsm
Unread post  Post subject: Confused  |  Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:34 pm

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My AHI during cpap use is always below 5. Inspite of that I saw a big difference when I started cpap a month ago. My day time sleepiness is almost gone. Wonder if my sleep study was flawed and the numbers were not correct. My ahi during sleep study was 8.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Confused  |  Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:52 pm
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Hmmmmmmm, maybe it was mild enough that the little extra provided by CPAP was all you needed? Regardless, it's good to feel better, right?

If you want to crunch the numbers, we would need to see the sleep study and your CPAP's data. What kind of machine you using?

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Sharifsm
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Confused  |  Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:54 pm

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Well it looks like that one is SleepyHead compatible, if you can download SleepyHead it'll give you charts n stuff of what your CPAP is up to while you're sleeping.

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According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Task Force follows the below categories.
Normal: Fewer than five breathing episodes per sleep hour.
Mild Sleep Apnea: Five to 14.9 breathing episodes per sleep hour
Moderate Sleep Apnea: Fifteen to 29.9 breathing episodes per sleep hour
Severe Sleep Apnea: Thirty or more breathing episodes per sleep hour

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DKbrowny
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Confused  |  Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 am

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I recently had an in-lab sleep study. I am a healthy fit guy. Snore occasionally on my back. My AHI after the study was 42.7!!! SEVERE OSA. I was given and emergency CPAP. I just picked it up 3 nights ago. Being new to this, I thought it would take time to get used it, however the first night my AHI was 1.9, 2nd night 1.4, and last night down to .6 AHI. Is it possible the lab messed up? I wasn't expecting results like this right off the bat. I am confused as well. Any thoughts?


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DKbrowny wrote:
I recently had an in-lab sleep study. I am a healthy fit guy. Snore occasionally on my back. My AHI after the study was 42.7!!! SEVERE OSA. I was given and emergency CPAP. I just picked it up 3 nights ago. Being new to this, I thought it would take time to get used it, however the first night my AHI was 1.9, 2nd night 1.4, and last night down to .6 AHI. Is it possible the lab messed up? I wasn't expecting results like this right off the bat. I am confused as well. Any thoughts?



The AHI reported by the machine is the apnea events that it wasn't able to prevent from happening.
We have no way to know how many apnea events it actually prevented from happening.
Remember there is untreated AHI...your 42 and there is treated (when using the machine optimally) and you want treated AHI as low as possible because that means apnea events are not happening.

Count your blessings...sounds like you hit a home run right from the beginning. It's not always that easy for a lot of people.


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DKbrowny
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Yes, totally agree. It be interesting to know how many events were actually prevented. I'm assuming the sleepyhead software could provide that. Anyways, I feel very blessed. Hopefully it continues! Thanks for the reply.


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DKbrowny wrote:
Yes, totally agree. It be interesting to know how many events were actually prevented. I'm assuming the sleepyhead software could provide that. Anyways, I feel very blessed. Hopefully it continues! Thanks for the reply.



SleepyHead can't provide any data that the machine doesn't gather and the machine has zero way to tell how many events of any kind it prevented.
The machine can't/won't tell you what it prevented from happening....all it will tell you is what it couldn't prevent.
SleepyHead can only tell you whatever the machine does report.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Confused  |  Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:47 am
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DKbrowny wrote:
Yes, totally agree. It be interesting to know how many events were actually prevented. I'm assuming the sleepyhead software could provide that. Anyways, I feel very blessed. Hopefully it continues! Thanks for the reply.

How many wrecks did you NOT have on your way to work yesterday?

How many times did you NOT get shot or stabbed while out in public last time?

Identifying things that didn't happen is impossible.

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