Ok so I have been using my CPAP for 3 nights now first night had lots of leaking and my eyes got sore, second night was really good, same with last night but I have a bit of a sore throat in the day time, not really sore but enough to know that it's had air blasted through it.. and my cheeks felt a bit tender from the pressure of air as well Is this normal?
I have large tonsils and I am a mouth breather and I have to lie on my back, today I actually feel a bit worse like a bit of headache and groggy but I don't dislike the mask. I think it is set on 6 - 14? I had it all set up for me (I am in Australia... I was able to take a sleep study unit home to measure the frequency of apnea's etc) so they set the CPAP accordingly.
I am wondering if it's working properly or not... I am booked in to go back after 2 weeks when they will look at the data in the machine to see if its working alright. Can I do something wrong.. so far I just press the on button - could it be set too low and I am still having times I am not breathing?
Which machine do you have? As long as it does not have Escape in the name, it is data capable and, using either ResScan or SleepyHead software, you can view the data yourself.
And still keep in mind this is only the third night. You are still adjusting.
Put some lotion on your face right before bed and put some more on after your shower. It might help. Just nothing petroleum based (like vasoline) as it can damage most masks.
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Breathe deeply and count to zen.
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