(07-14-2012, 09:59 AM)morphmac Wrote: Ocaisionally I sleep quite well but that is because I've crashed out with exhaustion. Sorry to sound negative but I do sympathise with you - CPAP is CRAP can't live with it and can't live without it.
I know exactly what you mean. It took me almost two months to reach what I call the crossover point. That is, in many ways the CPAP therapy helps because it allows me to get into the deep levels of sleep that I can't achieve without it. On the other hand, the mask, the hose, and the pressurized air all bother me so I keep waking up, and find it hard to get to sleep or to get back to sleep.
At first the negative effects outweigh the positive effects, and we feel like crap. At some point the negative effects subside to the point that they are outweighed by the positive effects. That's what I mean by the crossover point.
Now, after over 8 months of CPAP therapy the process continues. The positive effects have grown to far outweigh the fading negative effects. But the negative effects are still there.
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