Is Oscar just for resmed cpaps? It didn't work for resperonics.
I'd add a carbon pre-filter to that for VOC's. I was looking up air purifiers on amazon, they have really jacked up the price on them, wow!
I'd also only use the micro filter and not the standard. To many filters well cut down on the fan moving air. They were not designed for that.
I have 2 type air purifiers, Honeywell Hepa and Surround Air muliti purifier. I've been checking on line on prices and shocked at how they have jacked up the prices on these units from pre-covid. Taking advantage of the situation to triple their profit. Sad.
That is a good idea IF you can't afford a honeywell type HEPA filter. Hepa filters alone remove 99.9% of airborne dust partials,
The only thing I would add to that is a carbon filter as well for VOC's (volatile organic compounds). I also use a (surround air surroundair.com) purifier that uses ozone generator, it does remove odors very well along with the carbon filter it has.
I've read we breath in 2500 gallons of air per day. Wow! So if your sleeping with a cpap/ bypap or whatever, that is using the room air as a pressurized force into your lungs, and the air has contaminates other than 'dust', you could see how that would play into your overall health. It's a good investment. But if your one of those (the fan noise keeps me awake) kind of folks, find one with a quiet setting for sleep. Surround air is pretty quiet on the low setting.
Wow, thanks! I'll try it.
Alcohol or no alcohol, OSA is OSA. I stopped drinking for over 10 years after starting on cpap. I would STILL have some
bad nights sleep, totally sober and weight loss to my ideal weight. Still struggled with pressure settings, getting new masks that didn't work for me and machines, and suffered that dreaded "jet lag feeling." I love my Budweiser. Drink everyday. I have found that on days when I drank less had NOTHING to do with the QUALITY of my sleep. I've had days where I drank beyond my normal limit, and woke up refreshed and a clear mind. Technically it does relax the muscles in your neck, but OSA is beyond that.
As I sit here right now, upright, I could relax my neck muscles and my airway closes down, unless I lean backwards. Try it now for yourself. Just relax your neck, see what happens. It takes conscious effort to keep the airway open. That's why EMT's tilt the head back when a person is unconscious. Life without alcohol, can't imagine that. Life without a good nights sleep, is even worse.
I'm in the process of setting up my 'dream mapper' software to see my report. But the real report is how you feel the next day.
If the sleep goes right, your brain is refreshed and sharp. I don't like the auto machines, my lungs expand like balloons , pressure
gets so high. The only way I have found to get the pressure settings that work, including 'c-flex', is to change setting by small amounts and sleep
with them. I had to switch back to my older resperonics machine the last 2 nights because the newer 'dream station', though the settings were matched, didn't do the job. I'll have to tinker with it, making pressure changes to see what does work.
I'm new here but I feel your pain. I've experienced the exact same thing. I just got a replacement resperonics dream station, matched pressures, thought I slept well, woke up with the worst jet lag feeling, yuck!!! I hate that feeling. For some reason, the slightest change can ruin a nights sleep, mask, machine, fine pressure settings etc. I think your brain adjusts to the new mask, pressure setting, over a period of a week or so. Otherwise I've never found a explanation for this.
Do a home sleep study, contact your doctor. They are only $29.00. That's a start.
Read up on improving your sleep conditions, no light, on the cool side in your bedroom.
Avoid big meals before bed, sleep is not the time for your body to be digesting food. Your heart works harder if you do. But first, eliminate the possibility of even having OSA. Of course stress is the biggest issue and sometimes the remedy is spiritual.
I use an Hepa air purifier in my bedroom. In the basement of my house the air quality is not very good. The first night I used a hepa filter in the room I slept better. Indoor air quality DOES make a difference in the quality of sleep from my experience. If there is mold spores or other pollutants being forced into your airway while sleeping for 8+ hours, it well impact your results IMHO. But it does not replace the need for sleep therapy. It can improve it though.