You have a complex set of issues to address and you say you have been working this for a year and your sleep doctor has no solutions. I would consider a different doctor. Why are you scheduled for another sleep test? You haven't mentioned any confusion about your original report. All the problems you mentioned are compliance related. You need a doctor or support team who will help you work through the adjustment. Do whatever it takes to overcome the claustrophobia so you can begin to use the information and adjustments your BiPAP machine provides. An effective XPAP is a beautiful thing!
if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
If you are taping that full face mask on, be certain to not tape over the vent holes or over the vent port for the anti-asphyxia valve.
Really, the tape is not a a good idea.
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you mean I am not supposed to tape over all those little vent holes in the front surface of my mask? That's where all the air is leaking out of.
jk, guys. I know not to do that.
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