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Hi Katrina. I used to have dreadful insomnia associated with fibromyalgia. Since being on the hose I've found I get to sleep far more quickly and easily. Hopefully this will be the same for you.

As for the hose issue when turning over, you might like to try a hose lift. There are various different types but basically it's just a gadget to hold the hose above your head so that you can move around without being tangled. Here's a recent thread, and there are many more in the forum http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Hose-Holder
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Hi Katrinae and welcome to ApneaBoard, the best forum out there for friendly and helpful advice from users like yourself!!

You mentioned that your AHI for the past 10 days has been around .9. That is a very good number! Hopefully you can sort out why the numbers went up to 3.6.

I used to be an insomniac thanks in great part to many years of shiftwork and a stressful job, and getting therapy has helped a lot with that. Hopefully therapy will help you with that too!

I myself am in Canada and about 2 months ahead of you in therapy. Yes, Canada has different rules. What province are you in? I think each province varies in rules about CPAP/Auto CPAP.

If you're in Ontario like myself, unless your sleep lab tests show particular results, you will not qualify for an Auto CPAP. Apparently the doctors must prescribe accordingly. And if an Auto CPAP is the machine you want, then the only way you will get one is to buy it yourself outright.

I am still on my loaner machine and do not qualify for Auto CPAP. I have on loan and also intend to buy a ResMed AirSense 10 Elite which is a fixed CPAP machine that is fully data capable.

My first mask was the ResMed Swift FX which was pretty good until I tried the P10's. Much more comfortable and easier to stay put on your head. That seems to be the current most popular mask for nasal pillows.

Best of luck with your therapy. Stick with it, your health depends on it!

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