I will try to condense my story but I have browsed the boards before joining and I see how helpful everyone is so I would like to write as much background to maximize everyone's expertise here!
I snored pretty badly each night and I had to sleep on the sofa because of it! I noticed I was also exhausted everyday and would nap whenever I could. So I finally did a sleep study and it was the kind you go to the clinic and you bring the device home. The results were that I had "mild obstructive sleep apnea" and it showed an AHI of only 7 and the lowest oxygen saturation being 89%. Those numbers weren't going to let insurance cover anything for me. Unless my doctor wrote a letter of exception. So someone in the family had a ResMed Escape S8 that he used maybe once. He didn't like the mask or the device so I figured, heck...I'll try it! It came with the Mirage Quattro mask. I was thrilled with how I slept with it. I didn't use it every night but when I used it, I could sleep through the night and felt more refreshed. I had the setting at the lowest setting on the machine (I think 3 or 4??) and it seemed like more than enough.
But I started researching masks, etc because the Quattro had so many straps and was so cumbersome . So I ordered the AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow (everyone seems to love it) and it just arrived.
My questions are:
1) is the AirFit P10 a good fit for the Escape S8 or am I crazy for putting a very new style of mask with an older machine?
2) for my condition, will the lowest setting be a good starting point?
3) will I notice a big difference in sore throat with the P10? I didn't have any issues with throat or dryness in nose with the Quattro. I'd prefer not to use the humidifier that came with the Escape S8....I want to keep things as simple as possible!
THANK YOU ALL FOR READING AND HOPEFULLY ASSISTING ME AS I CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY FOR A MORE RESTFUL SLEEP! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.