Sorry this is so long.
Hoping to get some input. I was diagnosed with Obstructive sleep apnea with 27 incidents per night. I was prescribed a cpap, I went in to the titration study and they put my pressure at 11. However I had been having troubles with deviated septum and my nose blocking at night. So I decided to see the ENT. Before my CPAP came in, I ended up doing the UPPP surgery and tonsil removal. The stuffiness went away after I healed up. Getting my time in is always tricky as I only sleep 4 to 5 hours a night. I actually sleep worse after using the CPAP than before, but I still try to wear it every night.
When i got my cpap about 10 weeks after surgery, it was an F&P novo and it seemed to work okay but sometimes the pressure makes my ears get stuffy and sometimes the pressure will puff out my cheeks enough to push the corners of my mouth out of the mask, and I end up with bloating.
Over the last month I started finding my nose getting stuffy at night again, (when laying on my side the bottom nostril will block and the upper nostril will clear.) Allergy tests were negative.
I decided that I'd try a new auto machine instead. I just got the resmed 10 auto. So last night I did my best to set it up myself. (Still learning all the settings)
I turned off ramp and the setting that makes it pulse the pressure. I set the pressure to 7 and 12.
I'm using the amara face mask (I think that's what it's called).
It should 3 incidents per hour, and a leak or 8.
Since this is all new to me, does it sound like I have this set properly?
Also do any of you contact your provider to update them on the machine change? Or since I bought the other machine am I going to be going it alone from here on out?
Also has any one used the So Clean 2 cleaning system? is it worth it. Due to severe time constraints I'm only able to clean my mask and unit once a week but sometimes it ends up stretching to 2.
Thanks for any input.