I'm Trace, been using a ResMed CPAP w/Opus nasal pillow for close to 10 years now. I have severe sleep apnea diagnosed by an overnight sleep lab. I've had the same machine and setting for the entire time, ramping up to 5.0 over 10 minutes. Does this need to be re-evaluated after a certain amount of time–I mean do things change physiologically that would make it necessary to check to see if adjustments need to the settings? The model that I have is older so it doesn't have any type of memory or way to track anything...it's just the basic knob and buttons model M with a heater and reservoir.
I tried a newer model ResMed CPAP about 2 years ago but couldn't use it because it was too loud. I tried to return it to the vendor but they wouldn't take it back because it was two days beyond the 30 day return period. Basically I can't get a new one for a few years with my insurance having paid for that one which I couldn't even use.
I am asking because I don't have the energy level I had (and yes I do realize I'm getting older), and I feel sleepy and a bit lethargic throughout the day. I would like to account for any factor that might be causing that.
Thanks for any help. I appreciate it.