drowsy_jack wrote:My Respironics machine lists "periodic breathing" among other things. Mine was 2 % . What does this mean?
Glad you asked, been wondering myself (just got a new CPAP).
From a Respironics sales sheet:
Periodic breathing is defined as alternating periods of
hyperventilation with waxing/waning tidal volume and periods
of central hypopneas or apneas. There are many forms of
periodic breathing, one of which is Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
(CSR). CSR is characterized by a cyclic pattern of waxing and
waning during periods of apnea, and deep, rapid breathing.
Now we know,