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Best Machine for Mixed Apnea
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(11-20-2012, 03:56 PM)cannotsleep Wrote: I'm from Ontario, Canada and did do a sleep study in a sleep lab - that's how I found out that I have both OSA and CSA (honestly didn't even know CSA existed until the sleep doctor told me that my case is complicated because most people he's seen have either OSA or CSA but I have both. So @ Ugly, you're not alone my friend.

According to wikipedia ...

"There are three forms of sleep apnea: central (CSA), obstructive (OSA), and complex or mixed sleep apnea (i.e. a combination of central and obstructive) constituting 0.4%, 84% and 15% of cases respectively."

I have no idea who is correct and who isn't, but what you're reporting from your doctor seems contrary to what I've been led to believe. Pure CSA is far more rare than mixed sleep apnea.
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(11-20-2012, 04:10 PM)britincanada Wrote: If your in Ontario 75% cost is covered i believe 100 if on social assistance

just get a sleep study done and a prescription from the doc


http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/pr.../cpap.aspx

the price of the machine are around 3500 to 5000

not cheap

check your work health plan if you have one too might cover the 25%

Indeed I am on social assistance... disability - and when I got my first machine I had to fork out $200 for it though family helped me out then. Now it's true the government paid for 100% of it, but I was still at the mercy of the low end models, hence the S9 Escape. I was told that if my doctor recommends something better, that's the only way I'm gonna get it. I don't have a paying job.
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