Mine is a DSX500.
What is the difference between the models?
No model name or number down there.
Do all CPAP machines amplify the sound of one's breathing?
I just got the machine yesterday so no results. There was just no way I was going to be able to fall asleep while having to listen to the amplified sound of my breathing.
It just says Dream Station, I don't know what model.
My Drs. say that the high percentage of central events could be an artifact of the testing and they weren't too concerned.
After months of delayed referrals and insurance hassles I finally got a Dream Station CPAP. Tried it out, the nose pillows and air pressure weren't bad but whenever I would breathe in the hum of the machine would raise in pitch, and when I breathed out it would lower. In other words, the machine was amplifying my breathing sounds. I couldn't possibly fall to sleep having to listen to that. Is this normal? If the machine won't remain at a steady hum it's a deal breaker. So disappointed.
I was recently dx'd with moderate OSA (almost severe, 29 AHI), I have yet to receive a CPAP or other treatment. This past week a new level has developed that I find quite frightening. I'm finding that as I am falling asleep I awaken immediately. I don't gasp but I find myself breathing deeply through my nose. There was only one night this week that I was able to fall asleep without using Ambien. I'm afraid that the Ambien might put me out so deeply that I might stop breathing and die in my sleep.
I had a precursor of this some months ago while traveling abroad. I was lying in bed early in the morning trying to fall back asleep when every so often I would take these involuntary deep breaths through one nostril. I was not asleep at all beforehand as far as I knew and once this happened a few times I could feel it coming on. These breaths came with a snorting sound, but when it's happened this week not so much sound.
I just looked over my sleep study report -- I did SNAP at home -- and it looks like 80% of my apneas are thought to be of central origin.
I am really freaked out. Help!