My machine was provided today about 4pm, so naturally a nap was in order.
Took me about an hour to get to sleep, slept well for another 1.5 hours -- machine said 2.5 total.
Resmed S9 AutoSet, APAP 6 to 12, Ramp OFF, EPR=3 with H5i with ClimateLine hose on about 70 degrees.
I used the AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow mask because my chosen mask F&P Oracle didn't arrive at the DME in time for the acquisition appointment.
As much as I worried about being a mouth breather -- so much that I ordered the Oracle as my primary mask -- I did manage to get my nose clear in time for the nap with the P10
I didn't bother with the chin strap or anything to keep my mouth shut but just closed my mouth and breathed through my nose.
I had the VERY NICE LADY at the EXCELLENT DME turn off the ramp.
My sleep lab AHI was 49, and my test drive was 3.8. (OA=1 CA=2.8 no hypopnea). SleepyHead said AHI 3.88 which would be 3.9 instead.
Average pressure: 8.64 95%: 10.66
Average leak: 0.29 95%: 1.2
Worst was a very mild annoyance from the nasal pillow (right side mostly) so despite being a "big guy" I will try the small nasal pillows instead of the large.
It's a good beginning and I am cautiously optimistic.
Thank you again for all of the help. (I am sure I will need more )
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."