Before I get people all upset about using a machine without supervision I will say I'm a paramedic and have administered CPAP to many patients, so I have a firm understanding of the mechanics and settings.
I talked to my dad about my issues and the appointment I have setup for Monday, thats when he told me he had a friends backup travel machine sitting around that he was afraid to try. I figured what the heck I have an appointment already and I know what I'm doing so I will give it a shot. The setup is a probasics zzzpap brick and a breeze mask. The first hour was pure hell, the tubing leaked causing whistling, and the mask made my nose feel like I was jamming knives up my nose.
But then I got the mask adjusted right tightened it down and woke up about four hours later. Slept for another hour and now Im more awake then I have been in years. I woke up before 7am on a weekend... I dont remember the last time that happened, and I feel amazing! I mean I slept for maybe 5 hours and I feel better then I would after sleeping 12 hours untreated.
The mask was ok, fit could have been better as my nose is really sore this morning. I also dont think the humidifier was working because my nose and the back of my throat were really dry. But all in all Im impressed and floored at the way I feel right now.
PS I had the pressure set to 10 to start out and that felt perfectly fine to me, now I cant wait to see what happens with my appointment... I dont wanna give this thing up.