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Buying a cpap machine

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dmypub +0 points · 14 days ago Original Poster

I had a sleep study, and my insurance paid for a cpap machine. However, the machine does not automatically sense my apnea and adjust air pressure accordingly. So, I have to make an appointment to go into a sleep center and have them readjust the air pressure. Which would be fine, except that I don't want to have to wait 2 months for an appointment ! BS ! I'd rather just go buy the damn machine out of pocket and not have to screw with an appointment over this adjustment. I'm a big boy, and understand the protocols for upping the air pressure .5 cm . Argh !

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Sierra +0 points · 13 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

I would suggest you download Sleepyhead (free), so you can determine what pressure you need. There is not much wrong with a fixed pressure machine, as long as you can get the pressure right.

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SirRobin +0 points · 12 days ago

Right now you have a fixed pressure machine or you have an auto pressure machine which does not react properly? Which model is it? You could change the clinical settings by yourself.

In my opinion, therapist in sleep clinics also only read previous data and based on their extensive experience, they might be able to find quicker the right settings. However, doing an iterative process you might find the right settings for your as well; it just takes a bit longer.

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