LinkC wrote:1. Because some patients do better on CPAP than APAP.
3. Because he/she knows it takes unnecessary events to drive an APAP to an effective pressure. Events that would be eliminated by CPAP at that effective pressure.
(I have a question for those who think their Dr's decisions are profit-driven and/or are in cahoots with a DME. Why are they still your Dr and/or DME?)
1. But even in that case, if the CPAP pressure stops yeilding good therapy, a switch to APAP mode may just help determine a new straight CPAP pressure without the need for another PSG.
3. But that thinking requires one to be at the highest required pressure for the entire night. For those whose pressure needs vary with position or sleep stage, an APAP can up the pressure only when it is needed. And contrary to what many here say, I have seen how rapidly my APAP will increase pressure in response to a single significant snore.
Finally, I don't have that opinion of my sleep doctor, and I don't deal with a DME. I do agree that one should run quickly from heath care providers whose foremost motivation is profit.