Decided after research to go rogue and not go through the hiring and trial period. Cost of hire and mast made secondhand more attractive.
Sleep lab report that I was borderline for CPAP however due to my extreme symptoms it was worth a trial. I think my AHI was 8 (will check next time) Sleep lab prescription says cpap at 12cm
I purchased a resmed autoset9 with nasal swift!! mask and started using it as set 4-15 with epr3.
I work night and day shifts so am a bit all over the shop with sleep times and hours of sleep.
Worried I was a fraud however....
Right from day 1 I had improved daily results. Less awakes at night. Less nocte`toilet stops(major difference - down from 4or more to 1). Wife says I'm not so restless. Work colleagues report a much brighter livelier presence. I don't feel dead all the time.
Still battling at times with mouth breathing plus fighting with the machine as I wake to toilet at 2am - not sure whether its me trying to wake to go or machine trying to deal with a problem? Lots of Central events compared to Hypoxic and Obstructive events reported on ResScan.
So lots to work through.
Main question at this stage is concerning my scheduled visit to the Doctor in a months time.
How do I trial the prescription of 12cm? Do i just set min and max at 12?
Generally my pressures are much lower than this -
So before I front the doctor and confess to going rogue and relying on Dr Google and the apnea board Should I trial at a set 12cm or carry on with machine as set?
Lots of other issues to work through but this is my first concern - not even sure where to start with all the other questions.