First of all you are doing a great job sticking with the treatment, which is the most important part. By staying on top of your treatment you will work out all the issues. My first sleep study (18 years ago) started my pressure at 8. I adjusted to that pressure pretty quickly and started having symptoms again while using my machine. I needed two more studies to get to my current pressure of 16, which is where I need to be and it works great.
CPAP therapy is only 30 years old so actually we have come a long way and CPAP treatment when done properly is 100% effective however the mainstream medical community and insurance companies still don't make sleep disorders a priority and that advances more difficult. I volunteer with and support the American Sleep Apnea Association. The ASAA is a patient advocacy group working to get more people diagnosed and help them with their treatment, they also are working to get sleep apnea into the mainstream medical community. We need more people to speak out about this. Well off to dinner. Keep working at it and stay on your treatment, it is the best thing you can do for yourself, and there are people here to help when you need it.
Hi Sedona79, Sounds like if you can get the chin strap worked out, either made or bought, your AHI's will decrease. The leaks through your mouth will put your numbers off and unreliable as usable data. The Swift FX is a very good mask, hope some more suggestions and sources for the Chin Strap follow! I don't use one but read Posts where there are options!
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