(06-30-2015, 03:25 PM)tedburnsIII Wrote: If I am not mistaken, 20-22 arousals an hour is considered normal.
If you don't feel good during the day, don't feel that you sleep well, have morning headaches or feel fatigued, want to close your eyes or want to nap during the day, then you should seriously consider going along with the program. You have little to lose even though your case is apparently mild, and your overnight ox reports appear not too bad at all.
I desperately want to try cpap. Im exhausted 24/7, and have been for the last 10yrs. The last month or so I have been feeling light headed, dizzy, and im not cognitively at my best, on top of exhaustion. Im sick of having no energy.
My appointment with my new sleep doctor is in 3 weeks. I want to be prepared for my doctors visit. I have called my health insurance company, so I'm aware of my portion of payment if a cpap machine is prescribed. I have read online "what you need to know before you meet your DME".
I have a couple of questions:
1. What would be the best thing to say to convince my new sleep doctor that I would benefit from cpap?
2. What are the best auto adjusting cpap machines out there at the moment?
3. Should I go to my consult prepared with a machine already picked out?
4. Should I ask for a titration study? is it needed?
5. How do i upload test results into this forum?
I want to view my sleep data on my computer once I start cpap therapy. Im aware that the Intellipap Auto Adjust and the the Respironics Remstar Auto have their own software and the Resmed Airsense Autoset for Her doesnt. I have heard of Sleepyhead but havent looked at the program yet.
Am I correct in the understanding that people who own the newer Resmed machines cannot access their sleep data, so they use Sleepyhead. And those people who own the newer Respironics or Intellipap machines are able to access their data if they buy the software? And anyone can use Sleepyhead, regardless of what machine they have?
I dont know what the pros and cons are to these machines, or if there is another top of the line machine available that I dont know about. Im willing to pay a little extra $$ for all the bells and whistles, quitness and a longer warranty.
For those of you who own one of the latest models of the Resmed machine, are you able to tweak your cpap settings or do you have to go to the doctors to get your settings tweaked?
Those who use the Respironics and the Intellipap machines are you able to tweak your settings?