Sleepster: Thank you for that advice on the data capability. Does that machine work with the software I see some people using (Sleepy Head?). I have no idea what kind of machine they are sending me. The company that did the sleep study (done at home) is NovaSom. The machine they sent for the study was a ResMed Autoset II. For the titration, they sent me a full-face mask but they'd sent the wrong size. Then when they sent the right size, they also sent a nasal mask and chin strap. I never tried the nasal mask. I will when they send me my permanent machine though. I'm glad you are doing well on this journey. It does seem that it will be just that, a journey. But I have to stick with it. I really miss having energy, a memory and thinking power!
Eaglett1111: It seems people like the nasal mask better. I probably should have tried mine while doing the titration study but I'd already started out with the full-face so I thought I should finish with it so as not to throw too many variables into the data. Between my husband and myself (he also just finished a study and has severe OSA) we have around 6 masks! They also initially sent him the wrong size mask so we have 4 full-face and 2 nasals. A woman I work with said her husband has a gel mask. Have you ever heard of that? She said it has no leak problems. She wasn't sure what the brand was.
Thanks again for all of your help, everyone!
I think that I've read that the S8 requires a special memory card reader...if you can switch to an S9, go for it, then you can use any normal card reader that you find on desktop computers and laptops, etc.
I do upload the contents of my S9 memory card and look at the data using the ResScan software to see how things are going. I like to look at the summary graphs and data rather than the detailed ones, just to get a sense of whether I'm staying on the rails. It's a long time between sleep doctor visits (8 months between the last one and the next one), and I can't wait that long to see how I've been doing. Just seems odd to do that. I feel that I need more frequent feedback.
Anyways, I'd suggest that you do try to look at whatever data that you have to see how things are going...it may just be that your body hasn't quite become accustomed to CPAP yet, or it may be that you have leaks that you're not aware of, or something else is occurring. You can get a quick sense of that by looking at data in the form of graphs.
If you're feeling that bad, you can also talk with your sleep specialist (doctor) about it, and see what they think. They might be able to reassure you that this is a normal adjustment period, or that something needs to be changed to get proper treatment.