Retired training professional. Enjoy skiing, biking, hiking. On CPAP for over a year.
Thanks, everyone! I saw my doctor a few days ago and am waiting for results of blood tests. I'm also returning to the sleep clinic for more advice on masks. Regarding Wynken's comment, I often feel that I'm sleeping very lightly when using the CPAP. However, the doctor emphasized that the good scores mean that stress to my heart is reduced. Really between the devil and the deep blue sea, Wynken. I know what you mean!
I've used CPAP for well over a year. The ResMed My Air scores are good, and I generally sleep with the machine on 6-7 hours/night. (I have been struggling recently, though.) My doctor says insurance will not cover a sleep study due to my good scores. Tried full face and nasal masks and settled on the Wisp nasal mask. My AHI is now almost always below 1, and with minimal leaks. However, I am still tired and weak a lot of the time. (I keep a journal and see little relation between a "successful" CPAP night and my physical condition.) I used dental devices for years, but they only dropped AHI from 22 to 15 and also caused migraines. I often feel that I sleep much more lightly with the machine. I am not overweight and have normal blood pressure. Most on this forum say they feel much better with CPAP. Has anyone had my experience with CPAP? Any advice?