xm41907 wrote:I was recently moved to a BiPAP due to high clear airways. Here is my last nights Sleepyhead report. Even though I have a high AHI, it is really due to 2 periods of time that equates to a little over an hour, out of a nearly9 hour night. Would you consider this a major problem, or should I ask to be tested for an ASV. This data was similar to what I was getting on the CPAP with a similarly low pressure. If I increase it (CPAP or BiPAP), the clear airways increase.
As for the fairly high leaks, I'm using a nasal pillow and sometimes my moth opens during the night. I've been looking to get a chin strap.
xm41907 wrote:I think I may have found the answer to my centrals. I can't be for certain as it's only one night, but last night marked the first time since going on a xPAP that my AHI was actually "controlled". What is this mysterious thing that worked some sort of voodoo magic to keep the centrals away?? It's melatonin, 9mg to be exact. Now I'm not one to be convinced after one night of success (especially considering I took 6mg the night before and it didn't change anything), so I'll hold of on making that decision. Irregardless, something was different last night. Just take a look at my event log....
"How do you like them apples?"
I sure am hoping this trend continues. If I can get "controlled" numbers for the next 4-5 days, then my plan is to stop the melatonin for a few days and see if the centrals return. I want to use myself as a controlled experiment to see if the melatonin is the true reason, or if there is something else that just so happened to fall on the same day.
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