I'm new and clearly need advice . I'm in a very isolated place so I can't just pop in to see any specialists right away. I hope you understand this point. Everything here has to be done online, that is how isolated I am.
I've bought my cap machine recently as listed in my profile. First few days was basically getting use to it, wearing it before I sleep and see what happens. I've felt comfortable wearing it but when wearing it to sleep was a big disaster due to the following;
1. I sleep on the side, causing my nasal pillows to shift slightly and unable to stop the leaks, or it was very uncomfortable. I can't sleep on my back due to back pain. Should I change mask? Nasal pillows were very comfortable and showed 2L/m. Just can't get to sleep with it.
2. I was coughing a lot first and second night I've tried to go to sleep with it, to no avail, I slept without it. Found the humidity setting and changed it to 7 from 4. Out of frustration at the time, so maybe someone can provide a more decent number? Tried it but at the end it was the masks which I had trouble sleeping in.
3. I am not sure what is the definition of comfortable. Obviously wearing something on your face you are bound to feel it. I don't think there's any product out there where you feel nothing at all. I'm not sure whether mine is too tight or too loose. I didn't have the luxury of having to try it out before I left the mainland. I've tried the full nasal mask, that was a big no for me. I am thinking of getting a full mask. But not willing to pay $200+ for the mask. I've already paid $2199 for my machine. <---DUH!
I just want a good night sleep and I am having a lot of trouble getting it. Can I ask how long did it take you guys to really adjust to your mask and cpap machine? Surely can't be overnight can it?