WELCOME! to the forum.!
Don't make too many changes at one time. If you do make changes, wait a couple weeks between each of them because you are looking for trends.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
Gotta hand it to you, you suspected a problem and then educated yourself from the experts here on the forum (there are members here that know more than many professionals, IMHO) and took action.
I know that some people may not agree with your course of action, but you do what you have to do sometimes.
Sleep clinics and medical equipment suppliers don't like people like you, but I am impressed.
Welcome and good luck.
To err is human, but to really mess things up, you need a computer.
I'm thinking that I like this idea of self diagnosis and treatment. Even though I have insurance that covered most of the costs, I could have saved well over $1500 and still come up with the same results. I would have needed to start reading and understanding months in advance of making the equipment and mask purchase through friends or craigslist. A data capable machine and SleepyHead is a wonderful combo!
Hi GreyParrot, welcome to the club.
I really admire the way you've gone about this. While I'd never normally advocate going outside the medical system, sometimes it's a necessity. You seem to have done all your research and understood what was needed, unlike many apnea newbies (like myself) who are somewhat traumatised by the whole process.
As mentioned above, the centrals you're seeing are probably a result of your body adjusting to the higher pressure. Paula has given you some very good advice on handling these.
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Thanks for the kind words people. I don't advocate everyone trying
to self diagnose and treat. I just don't happen to have insurance or
the funds to do otherwise. Finding a solution was priority. I'm pretty
good at figuring things out if given enough time and thought if I were
careful, trying to solve the problem was less risk than doing nothing.
I read the boards everyday for a while before attempting anything.
My results have had more positive effects than I thought possible.
Paula02, I will stay at the settings for a while. I had another decent
night with a AHI of 1.2! I only woke up once. Thanks for the link
to Resscan 4, I'm using 3 at the moment. BTW if I ever get insurance
again, I will in fact get a real sleep study. One cannot ever have too
if you are in the US, have you looked at the market place for Obama care plans?