Ok, thanks. Those are the two that I kept seeing online. Thanks!
Ok, thanks. I'll see whatever is ordered and go over everything with my doctor. This is great information.
That’s awesome!! I’m crossing my fingers.
Thanks, Sierra. I’ll definitely ask about that when I go. Is it common to be able to choose or have input when you talk with the equipment provider or does that need to come specifically from your sleep specialist?
Thank you so much for all of this information!! This is very helpful. I'm still waiting to get the call that's it's ready but it should be today or tomorrow. I'm not sure exactly which machine it is yet. The doctor said she was going with the auto because my pressure is starting at 14 and she is hoping that since I'm really working on losing weight that the number may be able to go down. She said one of my biggest issues is that I have a small windpipe. I had difficulty with breathing out during the study and I'll have that exhalation help with it to make that a bit more comfortable. That is great information about the mask fit. It sounds like that is key. I wouldn't have thought to try it laying down so that's helpful. And, that is so true about how uncomfortable the sleep studies are. I'm sure it will be a bit of a different experience when I'm at home.
Hi, I'm new to this whole thing and was wondering if you all had any tips or advice for when you start CPAP treatment. I'm younger and was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea which was definite news to me! I suspected there was a possibility I might have had a mild form but wasn't expecting those numbers. Hearing that you stop breathing that many times each hour is definitely an eye opener. Anyway, I just had my titration sleep study and will be starting with an Automatic CPAP machine this week. Do you all have any advice on what helped you with adjusting to using a machine? I think I will be starting with a nasal face mask. My doctor said the pressure would be too high for the nasal pillows and since I don't breathe from my mouth I'm going to try the nasal mask first.
I appreciate any advice or tips you might have! Thanks :)