I'm trying to decide if I should fork out the money for a CPAP/APAP. insurance only covers 50% if I go through them, so it would be cheaper to buy it outright online and not deal with the hassle.
I feel like it would be no issue if my AHI was a solid 20 or higher, but I'm unsure how much relief I'll get from a machine and if I'll even be able to tolerate it. I guess I could rent, but at $100/mo + mask and hose costs it seems a bit steep.
I guess I have a couple questions here:
1. Anyone notice a big difference on CPAP/APAP that has a similar lowish AHI (9-20)?
2. Did it take anyone more than 1 month to adjust to using a CPAP machine? I feel like renting for 1 month isn't long enough to judge anything.
I'll add that I wake up several times per night, more than 5 most nights, sometimes more than 10. Sometimes when I wake up my heart is pounding. I don't really snore. I breathe through my nose unless congested. I didn't sleep very well during the study, so my apnea could be worse than what they recorded, or maybe better?