Events per hour has increased

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Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:41 pm

I am new to this site and to OSCAR. I found this site because I was looking for help in finding why my events per hour went up on average this past month. I am looking for things I should check that would cause this to happen. I use the ResMed app and my average was running 6 and under. Now I am running 6 to 10 plus on average.

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Miss Emerita » Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:30 pm

Welcome! It isn't possible to figure out why your AHI is going up without having more information to go on. Do you know the breakdown of your AHI into three types of events: obstructive apneas, hypopneas, and central apneas (aka clear airway apneas)?

What kind of ResMed machine do you have? Depending on the model of machine, we can give you some pointers on how to get this information if you don't already have it.
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:49 pm

Hopefully I snipped the data you ask for from OSCAR. I am still new at this. Only found OSCAR yesterday. My machine is an AirCurve 10 vauto.

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Pugsy » Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:52 pm


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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Miss Emerita » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:08 am

Oh, you’re using Oscar—that’s great! Follow the instructions in Pugsy’s link and post a recent chart.
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:31 am

This is my first try at this, so I am not sure if I have all that you wanted.
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Pugsy » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:49 am

So how come you are using fixed pressure?

Those little clusters....you need more pressure during those times.

Related to sleeping position maybe???? On your back????

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:56 am

The pressures were set by my doctor. I sleep on my left side mostly and some on my back.
I have slept this way since I got the machine almost 2 years ago. My average events only went up around the start of the new year and I am trying to find out what has changed.
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Miss Emerita » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:00 pm

You're right that your AHI has gone up fairly recently, but it was never that great. Are you open to experimenting with your settings?

As for what might have changed and made a difference: Weight gain? Pain that sends you to back-sleeping more than you used to? Different set-up with your pillows? Sore throat? Jaw issues? Tooth issues? Any changes in how you side-sleep (e.g., curling up more)?
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:08 pm

Nothing that I can think of has changed in the things you mentioned. Not sure if I want to change pressures. I have issues now with mask sealing at times and I have no idea how to do that.

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by Pugsy » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:20 pm

You know you could maybe try an experiment to see if what happens if you just go to extra measures to stay off your back and see if that helps or not.

It is easier said than done though...the staying off one's back thing. Been there and done that myself but for other reasons than OSA related stuff.

Might at least give you some sort of answer and then you can decide what to do about it at that time if needed.

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:12 pm

I do start out on my left side, but don't know if I stay there. This is so strange. I think back in December I was below 1 for events per hour. Periodically I would have a night over 6, but usually always below 10. I will try and monitor my sleep position.

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:30 am

It is hard to know your sleep position while sleeping. I do know when I awakened I was on my back or partially on my right side. My events average has come down some. I am pretty new at this, so I am wondering if over time I may expect to experience periods of higher events per hour?

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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by zonker » Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:56 am

chzuck wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:30 am
I am pretty new at this, so I am wondering if over time I may expect to experience periods of higher events per hour?
it's been a month between your posts. what is your ahi now? the whole point of therapy is to get to the lowest ahi you can and still get restful and restorative sleep. sleep doctors will tell you an ahi of 5 is good. we here on the forum strive for an ahi of around 2.

this may require you to change the settings on your machine.

but first, can you post us some recent charts?
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Re: Events per hour has increased

Post by chzuck » Sat Mar 23, 2024 8:01 pm

I don't know how to change the air settings and did not know I was allowed. What would my doctor say. I thought the reason I had the sleep test was to determine the settings. Just asking because I am new at this.
I will post some results when I get a chance.

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