Thanks for you quick replies. As far as I know they are just going to use the card in the machine, download the information and send it to the doc for a pressure setting.
Thanks for the support-I just got the machine on Friday, and the person that taught me how to use it told me not to worry if I wasn't wearing it all night right away-to get used to it during short naps, and wear it at night as long as I could. I have been waking up at about 5 am, and can't get back to sleep unless I take it off. I have only used the machine for daytime short naps and Friday night and Saturday night since I just got it.
I don't think I will be going back in for another study as far as I know. I don't even know if my insurance will pay for a second one, it was $3000. for the first one, and they could never try the machine out on me because I didn't have enough sleep before 1 am.
Right now I have the nose mask and I am not now breathing through my mouth. My hubbie told me when I was sleeping yesterday I didn't make any noises, snorts, gasps, or snores at all. The CPAP tech told me that a lot of people have success with training themselves to keep their mouth closed because you have to. I only got up once last night to go to the bathroom-usually I get up 4 to 6 times-so that already is a plus. I can't remember having dreams for years now-maybe two in the last 5 years.
During my sleep study my longest pause in breathing was 38 seconds. The only other medical things I have is reflux -(had it for 32 years since I was pregant and puked a lot.), and the last several months anxiety and depression. I also think I am extra fatigued because of the medication for that, because I really didn't notice excess fatigue until starting on the paxil. I have had a headache almost everyday almost my whole life. I also take medication for seasonal allergies and nasal congestion, with several sinus infections a year, and bronchitis a few times a year. I work with little kids and the last 5 years have been catching everything they bring to me, where before I hardly ever got sick.
I am turning 58 years old on Tuesday, and I am excited about doing this for my health. Three years ago I had lost 55 pounds , was riding bike, swimming and exercising daily, watching what I ate, and felt full of energy and great. Now I have gained 30 of those pounds back, never exercise, and all I want to do is sleep whenever I get the chance.
It is nice to have some people that know what I am talking about and believe that this is a medical problem.