I think so. It sounds like I'll need to do some experimenting. But, yes, I think I understand what you're saying. Thank you!
Sierra, why do you suggest to use EPR for Ramp Only?
Thanks for these suggestions! I think starting in the shallow end makes sense.
The main thing that's holding me back at this point is that, for example, I think I saw you mention on another thread, Sierra, that it took you "months" on CPAP before you could get good sleep using it? Sorry if I misrepresented what you said. But I'm just not so sure that it's a good thing to do to my body to deprive it of sleep/get even worse sleep than I normally do for even weeks, let alone months, for a treatment that might not actually help. A tough call.....
Oh, forgot...thanks for the tip about blower hours vs. therapy hours on a machine. What is considered to be low blower hours? How many blower hours should a ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset for Her last?
Thank you! I still have a lot to learn/research (big learning curve with CPAP), but if I move forward with this, I will almost certainly reach out for more help....
If I were to get a (used, low hour) ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset for Her, what settings would you recommend I start out with?
I do not really have awakenings, but arousals (which I don't remember). Insomnia is not my problem, thank goodness. And yes, I've checked and tried everything. Which is why I am looking into CPAP, which I really don't want to do....
I actually tried CBD for a pain issue a while ago (does not affect my sleep). Did lots of research, spent lots of money on expensive/"high quality" CBD oils, and they did absolutely nothing for my pain, nor did I sleep any better. It is also my understanding that the real effective dose of CBD is more in the range of 300mg (this is based on actual studies). The small amounts most people take are likely not doing anything other than providing a placebo effect (which is fine, I guess, as long as it works). At this point, I think that CBD is mostly hype at the amounts people take, and let's be honest, it's WAY too expensive and to try taking several hundred mg a day/night, nor is that even necessarily safe.
Check out this article. It's pretty much totally in line with my own research, experience, and feelings about CBD:
Yes, it does help. Thank you! :)
Thanks a lot, Fred. Yeah, at this point, I am basically deciding whether it's worth the cost (not only in money, but even worse sleep while I try to see if I can even tolerate CPAP) to try CPAP. At this point, after a lot of research, I am leaning towards the machine that you recommended. I'm currently researching masks. This is all so frustrating, not having definitive answers. Thanks again for your help so far!