(01-31-2014, 11:42 AM)brianwood619 Wrote: Rest assured my doc is really good, very caring, he's getting in touch with my insurance to get them to pick up the tab fully on the machine. I don't like having sleep studies done, all the wires blood pressure cuff and rectal probe are very uncomfortable, but enduring all this probably saved my life, so a little embarrassment every two years is tolerable.
Data capable machines watch your sleep each night and can provide important data while a sleep study only can provide data from that night's sleep and gives them a basis to start from. If your doc is looking for documentation that your apnea has gone away, that rarely happens, not that it can't happen. A data capable machine will provide data showing if the pressure settings, etc. along with your account of how you are sleeping and how you feel each day is so much more important than a one night study