Here is copy & paste of the story, some might find interesting as I did.
A while ago I selfdiagnosed with my O2 meter and started CPAP treatment on my own. We have "socialiced medicin" i Norway, which means that allthough all studys and CPAP equipment is free, we have to wait long to get it because of limited resources. Thanks to my very good doc, I was given priority and got a sleepstudy in the end of january. I was expecting to wait close to a year longer for it.
I was expecting a polysomnograpfh test with a great deal of equipment attached to my body. In stead, I was given a Apneograph test http://mra-medical.com/download/Apneagra...20vsn2.pdf I got a pressuresensing catheter through my nose and down my throat and a O2 probe on my finger. The catheter was not very comfortable, but I think it would have been far worse with a full PSG. The result was a diagnose of moderate sleepapnea, with an AHI of 19, no centrals and mostly hypoapneas and a referral to a CPAP adaption study.
Last night I went in for my overnight CPAP adaption study. I was expecting to get the nosecatheter once again and sleeping the half night without CPAP and the other half with. But that did not happen. When I got there, we where shown a movie about the use and benefits whith CPAP treatment. Then we where given a S9 Autoset each and told to go to our rooms and set them up. A nurse then came to our rooms and gave us two masks each (I chose a Swift FX and a Mirage FX mask) and adjusted them for us and told us to use the CPAP a while before going to bed. Next morning the nurse came back to collect the SD card and came back a while later to give us the result. Being used to CPAP, I had no problem sleeping very well the whole night through, 7 hours with an AHI of just 0.8.
When the nurse gave me my masks, I asked the nurse about titration, how they would do that. She said that they had stopped doing any titration studys a long while ago. Now EVERYBODY gets a S9 Autoset set up in automode with the pressures set to 4 - 15. She said that this works very well for basically everybody. They have very few people pr year that needs their machine adjusted differently.
So to all that are distrustful of APAP, here is a whole country that basically only uses APAP and with a very wide pressuresetting