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While it is good your doctor says "it is fine", the problem is...how will he know it is working? He won't. How will he know the pressure is what it needs to be? He won't. How will he know that you have central events when the pressure is high? He won't. Because the machine you have is not data capable.
And the thing is, all you will be going by is how you feel and perhaps an oximeter. But not everyone has O2 drops during/after events and certainly not after every event. You won't know if it is working or if it needs adjusting.
With a data capable machine, you both will know how it is or is not going for you. Yes, data is but one part of the solution, but it is a big part. Combine it with how you feel and how awake you stay during the day, and there will be no doubt as to how treatment is going. Yes, treatment would be the same but you would know for sure.
Like, if you were a diabetic and your doc prescribed a medication but never tested your blood again. The two of you only went by how you felt and if you had any symptoms such as the shakes or whatever. That method of treatment is unacceptable for diabetes and "brick" machines should be unacceptable for sleep apnea. Both are just as serious and both can have serious consequences when not managed properly.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a daytime disorder. It can happen when one lies down to sleep but rarely happens during sleep. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) happens at night and is very common with people with sleep apnea. It is the brain trying to wake the person up so they open their throat. A person can have one or both.
I am one of those blessed with both. I had PLMD so bad, I once kicked my 85lb Rottweiler up and over the foot board of the bed. With time and treatment, the PLMD should go away. I do it every once in a while now, usually when very tired.
RLS is a tough beastie to master. It really depends on the cause. Some say that walking helps and certainly less sitting helps. Friend of mine uses a standing desk and has decreased hers a lot. For me, we found it was related to my potassium levels. I was on a supplement for a while until we could switch my other medication that depleted potassium (some blood pressure medications do this). Now if I experience it, I eat a banana or some other potassium rich food and ride it out.