Meanwhile, though, I've been told by another doctor (the OMS who removed my wisdom teeth) that I can't actually get the mask fitted, let alone use the machine (or sneeze, or drink through straws, or any of a large number of other things). The restrictions apply for another 6 weeks, since to put any differential pressure on the mouth and maxillary sinus would hinder recovery from oro-anthral fistula repair surgery, which is where she plugged up a hole between my mouth and sinus, formed as a complication of the last surgery, through which bacteria enter the sinus and cause chronic sinusitis.
Meanwhile, there are two things I'm trying to do: understand the sleep study report, and do whatever I can do to reduce my apnea short of getting and using the forbidden APAP machine.
I've discussed this before on a forum that dare apparently not speak its name in here, and I would like apologize pre-emptively if I am violating any sort of anti-cross-posting etiquette.
What I have learned so far is that I can work on sleep posture, whether by taking measures to prevent myself from sleeping on my back, or, more radically, by sleeping more or less sitting upright. I tried the upright thing last night and it went surprisingly well.
Admin note: Hi ncgncg, I updated your post and put your CPAP data in a text file attachment, since the code contained in it was causing error messages within our forum software. Folks can open up the text doc (below) if they'd like to read the data you posted. Thanks. -SuperSleeper