03-11-2013, 10:17 AM
I'm fairly new to posting and I would like to know how most people feel after using the CPAP? I've been wearing mine since December 28, 2012 and I feel more tired now than before. I even purchased the CPAP sleep aid pillow to help me. Once in a while, I'll go back to my old habit of sleeping without the mask and using my real pillows (feather). My husband has to go sleep in another room because he says my snooring is too loud for him when I do so.
My humidity level is at 5 which is the max. I've changed my mask 4 times because of leakages. The leakage seems to have subsided compared to the first couple of times.
I go to sleep at 10 at night and wake up at 5:45 from Monday to Friday. When I get to sleep in on the weekends, I usually wake up around noonish or so! and that's going to bed around 10 at night as well! On Saturday, for example, I went to bed at 9 (10 for DST) and woke up at 12:30 on Sunday. I waste most of my time sleeping.
I never have any energy.
I don't wake up during the night unless my mask is leaking profusely, that's when I'm sleeping on my stomach. I don't eat and/or drink after 7pm.
Well your still new at this; it takes time to become accustomed to the therapy. Under no circumstances should you quit using the CPAP; the consequences of this are terminal. As my sleep doc told be years ago "one morning you'll awake up dead". How is your sleep hygiene? What is it you do before going to bed?
Side-bar: I doubt that your pressure is really 45; that much would blow the mask off your face or cause your head to pop.
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Thank you for the reply. My doctor did not mention anything about this being terminal if I went without the mask. I will ask her when I go see her tomorrow for sleep follow-up. So, what you're saying is that it's ok to feel tired. How long did it take you to adjust? You've been on this for a long time.
As for the hygiene, I do what a normal person would do, wash, brush teeth, brush hair, wash mask as well, fill machine with distilled water and then put on mask, and fall asleep as soon as I hit the pillow. (Well! normal for me that is).
Oh and I changed the pressure to 15. My mistake, thank you for noticing.