A request and then a big assumption: Everyone! Please list what you've done to reduce your Total Time in Apnea (TTIA)?
I am willing to bet:
The real reason Apnea is bad is not mainly because it interrupts sleep. It is bad because of starving the brain and body of oxygen.
If that's wrong I'll go back to trying to reduce AHI.
To me, the AHI isn't that useful by its self - it doesn't tell you how severe the interruptions were except if it's a CA, OH, H.
Sleep period: 7hrs
Total no. of events (OH): 2
AHI: 2/7 = 0.23%
Event 1 duration: 00:14
Event 2 duration: 35:07
In the above example, the person would not have survived the night but would have an AHI of 0.23%
So to start I'd like to state some of my thoughts about ways to reduce TTIA.
1.Exercise (Not sure which is the best but swimming seems quite good) Also yoga if I can work up to it!
2.Breathing Exercises (looking into work by the iceman Wim Hof or pranic breathing techniques like Tummo)
3.Make the CPAP machine work as best it can (get decent masks, change filters regularly etc...)
I hope you enjoy the long post! Thanks
Also, it might be controversial but how do people feel about posting something like body mass index (BMI) or weight and body fat %?
It might be helpful to people to know how similar they are for their advice.
For example, I'm odd in that with a BMI of 22, weight of 85Kg and body fat ~~10%. Still have an untreated apnea of 35.2 / hour.
Some advice may be appropriate to me but not to other people...
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