I've done two sleep studies, and I've been told I've got a mix of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA). I've been looking through my data using the incredible SleepyHead software, and I can't seem to find any way to differentiate between OSA and CSA incidents. Is this data at all available?
Also I've had quite a few mornings where my mouth is completely dried out, so I assume the air is rushing in my nose then straight back out through my mouth. Are there any good tricks for preventing this, or should I look into getting a whole face mask, rather than the nostril pillows I'm using now?
If anyone reading this is completely new to using a CPAP, I know it can be pretty unpleasant at first. My first month was really tricky, and I think I slept much worse than I ever had before receiving treatment. But it gets easier and easier, and you learn to be comfortable. Stick with it.
-That said, I still haven't worked out how to position my hose properly. Does anyone have any creative solutions to hose management?
I'm really glad I found this forum, as I don't know anyone else who has sleep apnoea, and it's full of really interesting stuff, so thanks to you all for that!