I talked to the doc about it and he ordered me to have a study done using the parameters of the first study using the "bumpers" without a mask, then during the night taking them off and seeing how that changed my AHI. The study showed with sleeping on my side, my AHI was less than 7, on my back it went up to 11. My Oxygen sat went from 98% to 88% respectively.
Forgot to add, the reason I did this was because I was hoping to be able to get off the machine, but alas, it looks like I just need that small amount of support. Doc said, the apnea is 'MOSTLY' positional, but I still need it.
So last night I went back to get titrated with and without again, and my numbers on 4 pressure was 0.3, so 4 is my number, which is verified by my own experience with Sleepy Head, they give me pretty much the same read out.
The Tech was blown away with the absence of leaks with the P10 mask, she had never used it, but is going to check into it, so anyone thinking about this mask, she was a big fan, but it might not work for everyone.
I have to meet with the sleep doc in a few weeks when he gets the report, but wanted to pass this on to you. My doctor was willing to let me control the situation with sleeping on my side, which is great, that makes me happy that he takes my feelings into account.
The reason I had this done again was to see if I could get off the cpap because of the low numbers and low pressure, but even though it's "mostly positional apnea" I still need the small amount of support. wish it were otherwise, but that's ok. at least, I know now.