Tracking your AHI score is a good way to understand how well your CPAP therapy is going and if you have your sleep apnea under control. It can be quite disconcerting to check your figures and see a sudden spike in your AHI, maybe double or even triple your nightly average. What does this mean and should you be worried about it?
A new study seems to indicate that Type 2 Diabetes sufferers are at an increased risk of also developing obstructive sleep apnea. The study, from the University of Texas, found that a group of adults with Type 2 diabetes had either already been diagnosed for sleep apnea or were overwhelmingly at risk for developing the condition.
The Philips Respironics Amara mask is a well constructed and engineered CPAP full face mask that has a range of interesting features for better comfort and easier maintenance. I used this mask for my first month on CPAP and while it worked in helping me get a better night sleep and improving my AHI, it wasn’t without its problems.
One of the newest CPAP full face masks from Fisher & Paykel, the Simplus, really delivers on all fronts: easy of use, maintainability, performance and most importantly comfort. Having tried full face mask from the other major CPAP mask manufacturers, the Simplus is my preferred mask right now and the one I use every night.