The reason for the trial is that a mandibular advancement splint still left me with EDS even though the data showed an appropriate improvement in AHI, and this is the last effort at attempting to rule out a diagnosis of idiopathic hypersomnia.
It's been almost a week and like some around here it's been hell for me. I think I have the mask fitting right without leaks and the pressure was set to 6-13 by my CPAP clinician as a starting point. I'll be seeing her this Friday for a followup.
My main issue is that I wake up multiple times in the night because it seems like my nose is congested. I've tried setting temp to 27C/80.6F and humidity to 3, also tried both of those a notch up from there. I use Nasonex and have also tried some Fess saline with Xylitol sinus cleanse, as well as a Fess dry nose oil spray but none of these seem to make any difference.
I've also turned off the ramp feature as it feels like I'm not getting enough (it starts at 4) pressure, which makes sense I think seeing as I hover around 6-7. I do have EPR on set at the default of 2. Makes it a little easier for us newbies it seems and I have to agree.
I do seem to be getting good results from my Sleepyhead data and I'm fairly comfortable wearing the mask and dealing with the tubing. It's just that when I'm congested I have to work harder to breathe and it's driving me nuts!
Any tips would be much appreciated. I've been lucky enough to get a free 2 month trial as CPAP Australia provides this to patients of the Woolcock Medical Research Institute here in Sydney.
I'll attach my Sleepyhead data once I get a few more posts under the belt, but it looks pretty good to me.