(05-04-2015, 08:36 PM)Quila Wrote:Hi Quila,(05-04-2015, 08:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:(05-04-2015, 03:06 PM)Quila Wrote: I felt like I was being suffocated when I used a nasal mask (Resmed N10) with ramp on and minimum pressure at 5. I now have ramp off and minimum pressure at 8 and no longer feel like I'm starving for air. I'm also using nasal pillows (Resmed P10) now instead of the nasal mask. To my surprise, I had no problem using the pillows while I had a cold last week.
It sounds like you've turned a corner. How many hours are you able to tolerate now?
I didn't post the original comment on this topic, I was just sharing what I went through because it was similar to what catalina was describing. I'm also new to CPAP and I'm learning as I go, mostly from this web site.
Having said that, there was only one time I woke up with the nasal mask still on my face. It would usually come off within two or three hours. I had much better luck with the nasal pillows and of course with higher pressure as well. Turning the ramp feature off also helped a lot for me.
I didn't think I'd be able to be anywhere near compliant when I started to come down with a cold. I thought I might need a full face mask. That's what I really found surprising. I didn't think I'd be able to breathe through my nose all night, but it wasn't a problem at all.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you are getting adjusted to your CPAP therapy.
keep up the good work and much success to you.