As the honest guy that I am I felt an obligation to come back to you folks and give you the latest details from the sleep study that I completed yesterday. (By the way these people were the best, this coming from someone who has had 5 studies) Let me summarize:
1) The mask that best fit and most comfortable- ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow
2) Slept 2 1/2 hours without CPAP and the technician said I had many episodes so I was hooked up to the machine.
3) Slept 3 1/2 hours with machine and the technician said it was successful. He varied the pressure from 4 to 8 and said that no episodes had occurred while hooked up.
The results/ Doctor's reading will not be available for 3 weeks but it looks like I will be a CPAP user. I'm anxious to see how a new machine with the Nasal Pillows will work for me with a full 7 to 7 1/2 hours of normal weekday sleep.
As for the virgin coconut oil, it was more effective for me with a pronounced positive effect the first month I took it. However, the sleepiness slowly came back after I posted my comments with you all over a month ago. What exactly was taking place in my brain/body I don't know but what I can say is that VCO seems to be helpful (for me) in keeping me asleep rather than waking up numerous times. It does not cure sleep apnea (I took my dose during the sleep study) but I feel that it can work like a sleeping pill for some people like myself. The decisions to use VCO is a personal one and I just want you all to listen to my story and decide for yourselves if it may be something you want to use, for sleeping or other things. I will also continue to take the VCO for the original reason why I began... Alzheimer's.