It looks like I need to replace my ancient no-frills CPAP before it fails. My health insurance won't pay for a new one -- DME is not a covered benefit.
I'm frugal and not affluent, so maybe I'll get a used one on Craigslist -- or maybe a new one from an on-line dealer. I thought I should shop for another no-frills machine, to save money, but as I look around, it seems like an APAP might cost me a few bucks more than a CPAP. I'm not sure I need an APAP. On the other idea, I like the idea that it will calibrate itself. As I get older, my weight changes, or if my sleeping position changes, the pressure will always be just right. If it has a recording function, I suppose I can take the data to the doctor if I need to.
Comments and suggestions please?
Are APAPs really plug-and-play? I know my usual pressure on my CPAP -- 7 cm. That seems about right. I probably won't be getting any help from a dealer or doctor.
Thanks in advance.