Been lurking for a while and felt compelled to post.
I've been diagnoses with sever OSA, during my at home sleep test (which they tell me had excellent data) I had on average 64 events per hour over 5 hours... that's right, more than one per minute. My average O2 was 91%, which they said it *just* at the acceptable range, however it was concerning that there were several times during the night where it dropped to the low 80's.
The company that arranged the sleep test has given me a demo unit for 2 months while we sort out the insurance pre-approval so I was able to start therapy right away and OH MY GOD, what an improvement.
Sleepiness in the afternoon, gone
Being annoyed by the kids, no change
My average pressure has been on the high size, 14, but I haven't had much issue tolerating it. I've slept with the mask on for more than 4 hours (most night more than 6 hours) every night... EXCEPT LAST NIGHT.
And that is the worst thing about successful treatment... having a bad night (only 3:20 hours usage) and getting hit with a tonne of bricks the next day because you've become so accustom to sleeping normal. Mind you, overall I didn't sleep well so I don't think its because of not using the machine, just less sleep. But I feel like I did all the time without treatment.