I'm very new. I just had my sleep study last week and went in for my followup yesterday. They sent me home with a Devilbiss InetlliPAP with a humidifier and an Opus nasal pillow mask on a weekly rental for now. My current setting is 8. I'm not positive what my AHI was in the test. I think it was in the 60s? The doctor said it was severe Apnea. I was able to use the unit for about 7 hours last night. I've been reading in the forums about monitoring software. I'm not even sure how I'd find out the numbers or if I can interface the unit with my computer. The manual seems very simplistic (On/Off, Humidifier Adjustment and Delay).
My first question is, is there any way to get any kind of data from this unit (either in the LCD display or via an interface; it does have a data port but it looks very primitive)?
As for a more permanent machine, I have a copy of my prescription and I'm willing to pay for it myself (preferably online). I've been talking to my friends with machines and I'm leaning toward a ResMed S9 Autoset with H5i and ClimateLine. My boss has a ResMed S8 Autoset II and loves it. When I mentioned ResMed to the Doctor he said he really didn't like them. He said that they weren't very reliable (lots of breakdowns).
My second question is, how is everyone's experience with ResMed's S9? Are they reliable? Does this sound like a good choice?
Any help is greatly appreciated.