The model I currently have is the DSX500, but I won't update my profile at this stage as the machine is only a loaner from the clinic that my specialist uses when he wants to trial a patient on a CPAP machine.
I've yet to decide what machine I will end up buying, but based on the current loan machine I think I would be happy to pay out for one.... which I've been quoted $2,600 for, though I'd prefer to pay less.
I found this forum via SleepyHead, which I found through a Facebook apnoea page, which I found by just doing a FB search for sleep apnoea groups (I run a couple of motorcycle oriented FB pages of my own, and also am on the Admin teams of three or four other FB pages.. so am familiar with searching for stuff)
Having things "strapped to my head" and "blowing air up my nose" is actually not alien to me... I ride motorcycles.
I have a Garmin Vivofit fitness watch that tracks a multitude of things, including sleep.
The app doesn't split deep sleep to the sub section of REM deep sleep, it merely splits light and deep via how rapid your movements during sleep are.
Via a built in GPS accelerometer it defines slow body movement from quick movement, when in deep sleep we move slower than when in light sleep.
So though not as precise as an EEG, it is a reasonably accurate guide to your sleep pattern each night.
I have not yet seen my specialist to get the results of the sleep laboratory tests, I have another appointment with him about it all in a couple of weeks.
The biggest problem my wife has with it all is the noise from the machine, which is very quiet, but we live in a very quiet location.. so any noise is noticeable.
The air from the mask vent when I breathe out is louder, and also annoying for her as well.
I will start another thread, or look for an existing one, to post up some photos of how I'm trying to subdue the noise from the machine itself.
I doubt that I can do anything about the noise from the mask vent.
We have come to a compromise about the times we both want/need to go to bed, though for work week nights it involves sleeping in separate rooms at the moment... once I'm past the period my specialist needs for him to clear me for licence reinstatement then I'm hoping we can get back to spending more nights together.
I will most likely be sticking around in the group Chuck, I have a bit to fine tune in all of this I suspect... but for much of it I'm sorted I think.