rlirwin wrote:Then I guess if I want to see if my apnea is improving I'll need another sleep study. I wonder if there is anything in the data that I get from the machine that would provide clues?
sleland wrote:An AHI of 0 would be the ideal but I have never read of anyone getting that consistently and I haven't read that that is really a goal. Since I started therapy in April, I've only had that happen once. Anything under 5.0 is considered success - means you are breathing well enough to be getting plenty of oxygen while you are sleeping.
Bons wrote:I guess that's why my machine is getting changed tomorrow. When I had my numbers downloaded by the tech yesterday my AHI was 9.5 for the night before.... As to getting a machine that lets me see the data, my insurance company won't spring for it an with one kid unemployed and another in college, I'll settle for driving the DME nuts once a week to print it out for me - maybe if it keeps showing that I'm having problems we can convince the insurance company that it's vital for me to have access.
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