I have spent 6 nights on my trial CPAP machine. I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea with an average of 31 events per hour.
I have the Resmed nasal mask and am struggling. I have read on here of the benefits of CPAP so I am determined to persevere.
The problem is I can only keep the mask on for a short time. The first night it was 3hours 56 min. But since then it's been closer to the 2 hour mark. I try very hard to keep it on but it either forces my mouth open or makes me feel so uncomfortable I have to take it off. Last night I took it off waited for an hour to relax and put it back on again but this time I lasted only about an hour.
Each morning when I wake I feel like I've done 3 rounds with a drunken possum. So far I haven't had a feeling of having a good night's sleep.
I like putting the mask on and going to sleep with it but wake in distress.
My body feels OK but my head feels really heavy.
I suffer from chronic asthma and sinus problems. The sleep test revealed atrial fibrillation during sleep.
I am determined to succeed. Any help with my understanding what is happening would be appreciated.
P.S. I've attached a jpg file of the first six days from Sleepy Head