(03-19-2013, 08:21 PM)Dest Wrote: Her insurance won't really even take a dent out of the cost of an additional sleep study, so we are trying to avoid having to do another one. I am sure that eventually we will be able to find a mask that will be fine enough to make it through a nights sleep with some practice/patience.
My main concern is having the appropriate pressure for the machine. Some have mentioned that 4 is probably way too low. I also remember when she had her initial study she was in the range where some doctors may not even consider her as having sleep apnea at 10/hr.
Any advice would be great. If the overall best option is to just bite the bullet and pay for another sleep study we will. I would really prefer to avoid it though as I doubt much has really changed since the last one. She was not diagnosed with any other side effects so I am really just concerned with pressure at this point.
If her machine is data capable, download SleepyHead or other software that can process and display the data. Then you'll know what her AHI is now. That can be the basis for some small, incremental adjustments in her settings.
Any chance of borrowing an APAP machine? If not, what would the insurance reimburse/ cost out of pocket for the sleep study? It might be much cheaper to buy a re-furbished APAP and do your own home titration. Not ideal since another sleep study would be a good idea but better than nothing.