My doc and provider would prefer I use a dreamstation auto with the dreamwear headgear, but I was determined to pick the machine/mask I found the most comfortable, and so have alternated between that set up and the Resmed Airsense 10 with p10. Both have heated hose and heated humidifier.
With the dreamstation my AHI is low <2, and I get pretty good sleep, but, I'm not nearly as comfortable on it (feel like I am suffocating when I start), not as much exhale help, etc. I wake up a lot and have to fiddle with the mask a ton. I see a 95% pressure of just shy of 7 with a max of 9.5 and few leaks. The dreamwear mask was comfortable but causes cuts on the lower portion of my nose.
With the Airsense 10 Autoset, I find it much more comfortable (particularly on exhale), and I actually like the p10 better (except hose placement). I rarely wake-up when using this, but - when I do wake up, I see large leaks, pressures ranging from 10 all the way to 15, with 14 being the 90% value. My mouth is dry and I don't feel as rested as I do on the dreamstation. AHI is similar but slightly higher on the resmed (2-3).
Am I doing something wrong? The p10 seems to fit just right with no leaks when I start. I don't breathe through my mouth on the dreamwear, but I guess I do on the p10? Should I be concerned that the pressure on the dreamstation is so low, but so high on the resmed machine?
I guess the most likely answer is use the dreamstation and I will get used to it, but if anyone has any tips/suggestions I would appreciate them!!