(08-11-2013, 11:23 PM)mraley82 Wrote: To top it off I have sporadic insomnia so I don't end up using the machine because I can't fall asleep in my bed and for some reason I only can on the couch.
Bring the CPAP machine to the couch.
What you are experiencing is a typical adjustment to CPAP therapy. Your brain is used to having to wake you up to breathe, and now it's trying to adjust to the fact that it no longer has to do that. Those spurts of events you're seeing your data will gradually subside and you will start to notice an improvement in the way you feel and are able to function.
First and foremost, though, you cannot train your brain unless you use the CPAP machine every time you sleep.
Next is getting a good fitting mask. If the full face mask you're using doesn't fit try another. There are many options including hybrid masks. Just keep bugging the VA until they realize you aren't going away and you're not giving up.
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