From a more practical viewpoint (rather than ethical), if he is running his PAP on auto, his machine will be trying to adjust to the best pressure and most likely the first issue is leakage. And you have pointed out the noise is what you are perceiving. We know that the data won't be completely valid if leakage is messing with the pressure adjustment. And he can't get proper therapy if his machine is fighting the leaks. So for this case, data is not necessary. I would suggest the first order of business would be to modify his face mask/chinstrap configuration. This does not require a trip to the doctor and does not negate the instructions from his doctor who he has trust in. It is just an adjustment to his facial geography. If you approach it in this manner and only require him to sense where the leaks are occurring and investigate yourself if his mouth is opening while he sleeps and other such clues you will be addressing the first problem. And then ask for his input on which masks/chin straps might be a good solution. You can do all the work of obtaining the masks/straps. I would be very surprised if he refused to give them a try.
if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
You know, you can always remind him that married men live longer than single men because that have wives who nag them to go to the doctor or resolve a health issue. My BIL has lived an additional 10 years because of my sister's nagging. Hopefully another 10.
A toughie, especially since we don't really know you and your husband. With that caveat, another possible way to approach this situation is to print out this thread and ask him to read it. Your genuine concern comes through clearly, as well as your desire to be respectful of his rights. It might be a way to prompt meaningful discussion without violating his trust (and since you and he are anonymous to us here, it's not as if you unmasked him to your friends and neighbors). Just an idea -- might not make sense in your situation, but thought I'd throw it out. Good luck!
(06-06-2015, 08:14 AM)Mosquitobait Wrote: You know, you can always remind him that married men live longer than single men because that have wives who nag them to go to the doctor or resolve a health issue. My BIL has lived an additional 10 years because of my sister's nagging. Hopefully another 10.
No. It only feels like we are living ten years longer
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)