Phew, eventually got my 'proper' trial with an Autoset Spirit II & Mirage Quatro full face mask.
Very good, helpful & very informative tech at the clinic this time. He also confirmed he has quite a few patients with low AHIs with high Epworth scores & some very high AHIs without tiredness symptoms, so I don't feel like a 'fraud' anymore
So, the Autoset is for the trial period only to get readings over 2 weeks or so. I opted for the full-face mask as I already have a nasal mask and I do tend to suffer from being bunged up- I have all my life.
Firstly, the machine is 10 times quieter than my old out of date CPAP (which has helped me a huge amount nonetheless).
So, my biggest problem is it's back to learning curve time again. Getting used to variable pressure & a full-face mask.
I find the full face mask very comfortable and go to sleep leak free......in fact I get a great fit before dropping off!
However, after a few hours I seem to wake up with a mega leak- as indicated on the display. I'm not sure why this is happening. Also says, major leak and v.poor fit in the menu, but as I said I'm going to sleep leak free.
I do seem to get woken or semi woken with a big blast of air every now and again too. I assume this is when I have a 'long' apnoea. I expect I'll get used to this in a few more days.