We got the machine yesterday, have a review appointment with the sleep clinic in a week to go over how he went. The sleep clinic in town is owned by a local pharmacist who was always heavily into organics and he made a lot of his own potions. One for colic that sold all over Australia and was featured on a current affair show. He sold his pharmacy and opened an organic shop, which is naturopaths and a sleep clinic. My sleep specialist does not sell or supply CPAPs but refers to other places and said this clinic (which I would have used as I trust the man who owns it) was where he would recommend in Horsham. It was just another 10 day delay to get in.
So we took home a Fisher and Paykel APAP, with a full face mask, Nat was happy with the full face mask and may try nose ones later but he was happier covering all bases to start with.
At 920 last night he asked me to help him set it up. He was asleep at 930, he woke a bit after midnight (not unusual but not an everyday occurence) and went to the toilet, went back to sleep and told me he woke again at 430 (which is unusual) and went to the toilet again, and decided not to put it back on for an hour and a half. He woke about 630, got out of bed at 730 and was stumbling everywhere (this is not an unusual occurrence, but we are hoping good sleep will cure this) so I kept him home.
I still think 7 hours with the APAP first night is a reasonable start,
Nat has ataxia, which is a balance disorder that is coming and going, and getting worse, this has happened since he first noted his tiredness, and we are hopeful his ataxia may abate with sleep, but will not know for a while.