I'm not abnormal here, 107 events per hour during my sleep study and O2 sats down to 60%.
You have some adjustment ahead! Keep us up to date and maybe we can help. Anyway, we're here to listen or provide a tip or two.
Yeah, freaking is pretty normal. I didn't - believe it or not, I'd done my research before I ever went to my GP for a referral to a sleep specialist. I knew what I had... and honestly, when the lab tech woke me up in the morning and said "I'm going to rush your results to your dr, and suggest they get you on a loaner machine, like, tomorrow..." I really wasn't surprised.
Even when I found out that I was having 68 events an hour... well... honestly that surprised me. I figured it was low - must have been a good night for my study. :-)
Where I freaked was a few months later, when the power went off, and I discovered that there was no way at all that I could sleep *without* the machine. Good thing I have a generator... slept on the couch that night, where I had access to power from the generator.
Why you have been fitted with full face mask? imo full face mask shouldn't be first choice you,ll do better with a nasal or pillows.
I understand your concern about getting a machine sooner but suggest take the time to look at various types of machines and your insurance cover especially for periodically replacement parts (masks, cushions, hoses, etc...)
Good luck with next Tuseday titration.
I would say the mask is more important than the machine. The machine could have all the bells and whistles in the world but be useless if you can't tolerate the mask.
Ask the supplier what their trial period is. Some it is a week, others 30 days. Not every nasal mask is the same, not ever nasal pillow is the same either. Keep trying until you find one you like or at least can tolerate.
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