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alan bruce (@alanbruce)

How to reduce my events while using my Cpap

Sleep Health | Last Active: May 16 4:51am | Replies (63)

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@rbcoast

I am using nose pillows and chin strap with Resmed AirSense. My report shows good seal and humidity but 44 events. Pressure setting is 9. What’s going wrong?

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Hello @rbcoast, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We like you are patients and are only able to share our experience. From what I've read and heard from others, it can take a good year before you realize the full benefits of using a CPAP machine. My sleep medicine doctor wanted my to focus on lowering my AHI to 4 or less and that took me well over a year and I still occasionally will have a bad night where it's above 4.

Here's some information that may explain the readings a little better about AHI numbers.
– The Clinical Significance of Apneas Versus Hypopneas: Is There Really a Difference?: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6597136/

I found that I got better readings when I sleep on my sides vs sleeping on my back. Also, never have been able to sleep on my stomach. Have you been able to discuss your sleep number results with your doctor or sleep therapist to see if they have any suggestions to help?