So I have questions and observations about CPAP round 2:
All comments welcome:
--Is this a premium very flexible unit as I think it is?
--I am using it in conjunction with the TAP dental device which DOES make a difference and with which I have no compliance problems at all. I hope not to have to use extreme pressures. My apnea untreated is high moderate/low severe.
--Last night I used nasal pillows. I woke up periodically with wind forcing its way out through my lips. Ideas?
--I set minimum Exhale pressure at 4.0, maximum inhale at 10.00 as a place to start.
--AHI was 5.9 last night, which was my first night. Need to buy a card reader and install SleepyHead for more in depth report. I might wear the pulse oximeter tonight.
--I abandoned the "bumper belt" which just causes discomfort when I end up sleeping on my back anyway! I think its a lost cause staying off my back and one reason I am trying CPAP again.
--I felt mild pressure in my ears upon turning the machine on despite ramp activated.
--My saliva this morning was thick like syrup. Humidifier was set at 2.5, temperature 72* F. Felt way too cold. This unit has a heated hose.
--Might try my wife's extra fabric mask tonight. The first time around I had NO luck at all with full-face hard masks.
That's enough to get started -- comments welcome!
Don in Austin