I was diagnosed with mild obstructive sleep apnea about 2 months ago with an AHI of 8.1. I know it's considered very mild but I wouldn't describe the symptoms as such.
I was initially prescribed a Phillips DreamStation with ResMed AirFit P10 nasal pillows, and an APAP pressure of 5-10. After following some advice on here I boosted my pressure and was able to lower my AHI. I saw the doctor again about a month ago, he scolded me a bit for adjusting my pressure, and then agreed that it should be higher, and prescribed me at a fixed 10.0 pressure.
While my AHI has been low (30 day average at about 1.0), I find myself waking up 5-10 times throughout the course of the night. Usually I have no idea why I wake up, although there have been a few times where air escaping out of my mouth was definitely the culprit. Despite the wake ups, I feel like I am getting periods of good sleep, I am able to fall back asleep immediately, and I do feel less tired than before starting treatment. The wake ups seem to occur more frequently towards the end of my sleep, early in the morning before I wake up.
Suspecting mouth leaks as the cause of my wake ups, I got a chinstrap about 2 weeks ago which seems to have helped a little bit. I have attached a 1 day look at my sleepyhead data, along with a month long view of my leak rate.
Is my body still simply getting used to the CPAP, and the wake ups will go away on their own? Is it likely that mouth leaks are causing all of my wake ups? Is it too early to consider switching to a full face mask?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.