For a little more background, while I've not had any real sleeping troubles, I could get congested in the night and would wake up occasionally with dry mouth. I also have been known to snore on occasion (according to my wife ). However, as I had recently started using Flonaise before going to bed, my breathing felt like it was improving (and I've rarely had trouble sleeping through the night).
Anyway, I took the at-home sleep test. I wound up with an AHI score of 11.2, which I've seen characterized as "mild" in my research. My lowest O2 score for the evening was 82.0 (with an average of 89.2). My doctor said that while my AHI score was mild, the more concerning score was in my O2 (oxygen levels). I told him that I had a concern with the accuracy of the test as the device that is meant to sit in your nostrils while you are sleeping had fallen out (as I discovered on waking up in the morning). He pooh poohed that and kinda seemed irritated that I was challenging him. He basically said.... "well you could have cardiac arrest, so it's your decision".
Anyway, I'm 57 years old, a bit overweight, but not crazy heavy (probably need to lose 15/20 lbs to get to normal). Other than this, I'm in excellent health: good blood pressure, no other medical issues, exercise daily, etc.
So, the reason I'm writing this is that after almost one week of using CPAP, I'm discouraged. I'm having trouble sleeping through the night (as I've woken up at least once or twice). Basically, I'm not sleeping as well as I was before I started this treatment. Any thoughts from the experts here? I guess im questioning if I really need to use a CPAP machine.