What I'm wondering is if this is good enough to just use for travel and stuffy-nose nights, or if they're good enough to use it more often.
From the report, it sounds like it would be okay if you were to stay on your side.
I think how much you use it depends on how rested you feel and/or your tolerance level. For stuffy nose nights some people just use a full face mask. Or they get a travel CPAP. (basically they'll do anything to use their CPAP.) The only way to really see how it works for you it by trial and error.
To me though, the statistics (RDI) is still quite a few unnatural awakenings per night.
I wish I had been awake for the surrogate arousal events, whatever the hell those are!
Those are just markers that are used when there is no EEG. With EEG it's obvious when you wake up. It's a direct measurement. Surrogate arousal events are things like increase in heartrate, one or two louder snores than the baseline, and in increase in respiratory all at the same time. Usually with a HST, these are pretty weak. In the lab these would be things like a leg movement, chin tension increase, etc. HST's don't have those.
Consider being our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FreeCPAPAdvice
Shop Amazon and help out FreeCPAPAdvice by using this link: http://amzn.to/2dY19oAInformation on FreeCPAPAdvice.com should not be considered medical advice. Seek your physicians advice before seeking treatment for medical conditions. Information posted on the FreeCPAPAdvice.com website and forum is opinion and not statements of fact.