I do wear a full-face mask now, which is an improvement – the nasal mask woke me up 2-3 times per hour with that "suffocating" feeling and my AHI was still close to 20. I've reduced the humidity from 3 to 1 (0 wakes me up with a parched throat) and turned the heated tubing off. It still gets to a point (after anywhere between 1 and 3 hours) where it gets swampy enough to wake me. I see a lot of posts talking about suffocating/drowning feelings; I guess it could be described that way, but I got sent off to camp a lot as a kid and it reminds me of trying to breathe in a sweat lodge.
I've gotten to the point where I'm aware enough, when it wakes me up, to pull the mask up and let the air clear a little, press the ramp button, and (try) to go back to sleep, so that's great. But I'm wondering if there's something I can do to avoid it altogether? I got the nifty iPhone app to go with my machine, and it has a slew of videos for troubleshooting and how-tos, but nothing seems to address discomfort in quite that way, which makes me feel like I'm doing something enormously stupid and wrong. Any ideas?
Thanks so much!