Retired kindergarten teacher, cyclist, bead maker, turtle farmer, origami and quilling artist.
Like Sierra said, you are not a likely candidate for apnea, but neither was I. Diagnosis was a total surprise. My Dr. was trying to track down the cause of a heart problem when a cardiologist suggested a sleep study. My concentration is back to normal, my heart is no longer acting up and I generally feel better. Good luck to you.
I can't get all technical (and am addressing just the travel trailer part of your ?) but I travel in a VW Eurovan with a second 12 volt, marine battery and inverter. Along with a small solar panel, this powers a fridge, lights, device chargers and CPAP with no problem. Overnight, there is barely a drain on the battery storage. When I looked into CPAP batteries for camping, they need to be recharged after 8 hours anyway.
At 65, I continue to ride about 200 miles a week. Before CPAP, it always felt like it was the morning bike commute that really woke me up. Good luck to you.
I was diagnosed shortly after retiring. In the morning, I would have trouble concentrating enough to read the newspaper, even though it felt like I slept well. I always felt it was my morning commute by bike, 5-10 miles, that got the oxygen flowing and I was truly awake. I would then be alert all day. Of course, those kindergarteners kept me on my toes all day. I'd crash about 9. With CPAP, I find I am up a bit later, am still an early riser. I sleep about 7.5 hours now vs 8.5 before. I still hit the road early for 30-60 mile rides several days a week and am feeling great.
If you are an athlete/cyclist and having heart issues, read "The Haywire Heart." So many of my very fit cycling buddies are having AFIB and other heart problems. One of our ride leaders feels so strongly about this, he makes a pitch for this book on every ride he leads.
I am using the Swift FX, and have a very small head. The silicone part is down to the last notch, but the Velcro strap across the back had to be modified to be small enough.
Tried EPR off a couple nights. Did not like the feeling. Also no change, event wise. So it is back on and I see sleep Doc soon.
Thanks for all the info on EPR. I had. No idea. . .
Have been on CPAP for just over 2 years (air sense 10, nasal pillows). At diagnosis, my AHI, ranged from 5-8. Wth treatment it was about .5, until this past month. Now it is jumping all over the place. Several in the 4-6 range. AHI is now 1.6 for the last 30 days. I had a similar spike last year, only lasting a couple weeks, and my provider was not concerned, as AHI was still just below 1.0. Early on the central AI was about 50% of the total AHI. Now it is closer to 90%, if I am understanding the numbers correctly. Today's reading for last 30 days AHI 1.6, central AI 1.4. I turned off EPR, and will see how that goes.
Soak it to clean it? I clean mine weekly with warm water and baby shampoo. Don't see how soaking would hurt it. I clean the nasal pillow daily, everything else weekly, and find everything but the nasal pillow lasts far longer than expected. Based on the replacement schedule my insurance covers, I have backups for everything, and have had to say stop. I mean, how many humidifiers do you need hanging around?
I use a secondary 12 volt marine battery, with inverter to run fridge, lights and chargers in a VW Eurovan. Solar panel recharges battery if we are not driving. Have camped a couple weeks at a time and Resmed Airsense 10 works perfectly.