(07-06-2014, 06:59 PM)sleepymomma Wrote: Hi Everyone! I am wondering a few things. I got my cpap machine on Thursday. I was told by numerous people that I would see results right away.
I wished that, too. For some people it does happen that way, but for most of us it didn't.
Quote:Not that I am impatient but are there people who benefit from it right away and others take a longer time?
Yes, that's very much the case with CPAP therapy.
Quote:I have anxiety so it is hard to adapt to the mask but it is getting better. The first night I must have taken the mask off and I remember the 2nd night getting up and taking it off and going back to sleep.
Anxiety is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, so you can expect some relief from that affliction, too.
See? Good news already!
Adapting to the mask is the first step. Until that happens you may find yourself getting less sleep, not more. And you may find yourself even more sleepy during the day, not less.
You can overcome this but only if you commit to wearing the mask every time you sleep, all the time you're asleep.
Look at it this way. Your body has to make two adjustments. First, it's used to having to wake you up every few minutes to breathe, so it has to learn to stop doing that. Second, it has to get used to sleeping with a mask attached to your face that's delivering a hose full of pressurized air.
The only way for it to make these two adjustments is if you are diligent about always sleeping with the mask on.
The fight is worth it. You'll enjoy a higher quality of life and you'll lower your risk of dying early from a heart attack or stroke. You are fighting for your life, so don't give up.
Once you get adjusted sleeping with your CPAP machine will be like sleeping with your favorite pillow.
By the way, which one of the ResMed S9 machines do you have? It'll help us help you if we know.