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What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

5-10
25
5%
11-20
51
12%
21-30
52
12%
31-50
88
20%
51-70
81
19%
71-90
44
10%
91-110
38
9%
111-130
28
6%
131+
12
2%
Never had a PSG
3
0%
 
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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby deerslayer on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:34 pm

Sleep Study done at VA facility -Alvin C.York Campus. WAS NEVER TOLD just told to come in a few weeks later & given a machine & pick a mask.
if not for finding this forum a couple weeks after starting therapy , i would not have a clue :)

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby Mary Z on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:03 pm

My AHI was only five. If I hadn't been having such severe daytime sleepiness I would not have gone on CPAP. In fact the doctor gave "wait and see" as an option. My AHI per my home machine has never been as low as during that and one subsequent sleep study.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby Lizistired on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Mary Z wrote:My AHI was only five. If I hadn't been having such severe daytime sleepiness I would not have gone on CPAP. In fact the doctor gave "wait and see" as an option. My AHI per my home machine has never been as low as during that and one subsequent sleep study.

So what is your AHI at home? Is it worse than the study?

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby CruzTerri on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:34 pm

My AHI was over 77; my pressure set at 17; doc said that is what it would take just to put me under 5. I'm averaging 1.3 to 2.5/night. I doubt I'll ever see anything lower. However, I can certainly tell a difference. I am not sleepy, not falling asleep like I was. I'm handling stress a whole lot better and my patience level has increased, along with my short term memory and comprehension skills!

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby AndyCelt on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:12 am

AHI: 103.8
Total Sleep Time: 364 minutes
Avg SpO2%: 89%
Min SpO2%: 61%
Never reached Stage 3 sleep

Now my AHI averages about 7.2 (still in my 1st month of treatment, I see the nurse practicioner again in a week)

I feel much better and am looking forward to getting my AHI below 5 and getting even better sleep! :)
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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby Nosehose on Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:31 pm

jnk wrote:Based on a great question in a recent thread by Necro(viewtopic/t44203/Intro-and-Who-here-has-AHI-100.html), I thought it might be interesting to find out what the original-study AHIs were for present board users who had a diagnostic study.

Edit: Remember, just as Georgio points out later in this thread, that AHI is the number of events per hour, not the total number of events for the night.


I was diagnosed with an AHI of 116. Been on apap now for 3 months, cruising along. I am now at an average of 1 Apnea event per hour. Won't be without my hose from now on.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby ChrisD on Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:58 pm

Been on the machine for about a month now. I love the way I feel in the mornings now. :D

My AHI was 102 per hour, RDI was 119 per hour during the sleep study. My lowest oxygen was 62% :shock:

Dr prescribed 12cm, the Respironics software keeps me between 10 and 11. AHI now averages 1.1.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby svo on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:05 pm

..I was 62...and all got alarmed!!!!! ...from what I see I was not THAT bad...started cpap in March 2016...later stats are below 5 but most times below 2...very happy all around sleeping well from day 1..thank GOD!!!!! :D

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby Aclyesia on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:18 pm

AHI was 76.3. Pressure range on APAP is 6-15 now and AHI is under 2.0 consistently.
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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby esel on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:57 am

a lousy 39.

now 3 month on CPAP I am at 7.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby chunkyfrog on Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:34 am

My original post was on page 5; AHI only 13, but they must have been looooong ones.
I felt like dog dookey. Now, 0-1+; new lease on life.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby mummmz on Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:30 pm

My titration done on 6/6/16 showed AHI as follows:

CPAP 7 11.5
Bi-Level 8/4 13.2
Bi-Level 10/4 13.9
Bi-Level 12/6 79.3
Bi-Level 12/4 91.0
The analysis note says the optimal pressure was BiPap 10.0/4.0 cm H2O. I was having shortness of breath for 3 months by the time I had the titration done which I believe was caused by diabetes medicine Invokana. I discontinued it on 3/1 and was started on Metformin shortly after.

The doctor said I failed both CPap and BiPap so she ordered an APAP on 6/17/16 to be set at 8 - 20. Since then I've tweaked it to 8.5 - 11.

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby jaw on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:52 am

- Around 50 AHI pre CPAP, 0.5 AHI after CPAP
- 6 cm at titration, now living on 8 or 10 cm
- Feel better, but tiredness is still 60-70% of pre-CPAP

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby jaw on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:54 am

chunkyfrog wrote:My original post was on page 5; AHI only 13, but they must have been looooong ones.
I felt like dog dookey. Now, 0-1+; new lease on life.


Yes, I do agree that AHI should be replaced by something like: total amount of minutes (not times) not breathing per hour.

I've met one patient having 100 AHI, did not feel tiredness at all (age 63).

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Re: POLL: What was your AHI at your diagnostic sleep study?

Postby esel on Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:26 am

jaw wrote:
chunkyfrog wrote:My original post was on page 5; AHI only 13, but they must have been looooong ones.
I felt like dog dookey. Now, 0-1+; new lease on life.


Yes, I do agree that AHI should be replaced by something like: total amount of minutes (not times) not breathing per hour.

I've met one patient having 100 AHI, did not feel tiredness at all (age 63).


how about "time in apnea in minutes" / "total hr sleep time with CPAP"

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