I know that the mask is a very subjective thing and hard for you to give feeback on.
Here are the results:
First test w/o machine: AHI's of 18 and desaturation of 86% w/o CPAP.
Sleep efficiency of 91.9%
Sleep Latency of 9.5 minutes
N1 7.4%, N2 67.2%, N3 was decreased at 11.8%, Stage R was decreased at 13.5%,.
Stage R Latency was normal at 72.5 minutes. 2 Rem periods over 329.5 minutes of sleep time.
CPAP was applied at a start of 5 and maximum of 9.
The AHI was reduced from 17.60 to 1.8/events per hour. 1 central apnea was seen at a pressure of 9.
4 RERA's were seen at the effective pressure
Respitory disturbance index was 9.3 events/hr at the 9 level.
Patient was below 90% oximetry for 0% of the time studied.
59.9 bpm in non-REM, 61.7 bpm in REM without display of variable heart rate.
70 arousals during the study period.
3 Respitory, 34 spontaneous, 33 RERA/UAR, 12 awakenings with an arousal index of 12.7. The RERA/UAR is 6 events/hr.
Patients sleep was mildly fragmented.
0 limb movements
Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Optimal Pressure: 9
CPAP at a pressure of 9-10 cm H20 usinga mask with chin strap with a heated humidifier. C-Flex or EPR technology may be preferred for better tolerance. DME to reconfirm mask size and fit. Machine should be equipped with a smartcard or modem to download data about compliance and efficacy in the near future.
Any feedback on machine recommendations today would be very much appreciated!