I've just started CPAP therapy. First night last night, kept the mask on for 3 hours before I took it off to try and sleep.
Just going to take some getting used to, but I will persevere because if I don't it'll kill me. If not through lack of sleep and losing my mind, then overworking my heart/body.
Going to be an interesting road, finding the best mask for me. Currently trying nose pillows as I sleep with my mouth closed. I've trained myself to sleep on my side, so trying to sleep on my back last night, and all I did was lie there. Once I tried on my side I managed to fall asleep sort of.
Long road ahead, but I've gotten so exhausted lately I haven't even gone into the garage to work wood, and it's really upsetting me.
I’m a light sleeper , so I thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep from the noise of my CPAP machine,but for some odd reason it doesn’t bother me ,not even the first night .
I have a half mask , and it only becomes a problem after a years use, as the silicone seal starts to break down and I have issues getting it to stop leaking and hissing regardless of how tight I set it. And you don’t want it overly tight ,as it’s annoying.
Actually it just started happening again , but it’s 16 months old .
Btw, with a half mask you must sleep with your mouth closed , or some weird stuff happens.
My neighbour tried one and gave up ,as did my best friend , but I wouldn’t even consider going without it ,as I know there’s probably going to be a bad outcome . Just prior to getting mine, I woke up with the worst headache I’ve had in my life, and shortness of breath .
I don’t doubt it was a close call from lack of oxygen.
Another thing I’m wondering about ,as I am always clean shaven, and I suspect a beard and moustache do not help . And both the guys I mentioned have a lot of facial hair