The good news is I'm getting along with the treatment okay, keeping it on all night and sleeping less than I was before.
The bad news is that I'm still not sleeping through the night. Before treatment I tended to wake up quite a bit during the night and that was my primary driver to seek treatment. Now I'm waking up less, maybe 2-3 times a night but I have horrible, horrible dry mouth when I do. I go back to sleep pretty much immediately and always have. I've increased the humidity settings every night to no avail and it's now set to the max. After doing some reading on here, I'm suspecting it might be because I am breathing through my mouth. My studies did not indicate I am a mouth breather but I also didn't sleep very much in them, so I was given Swift FX nasal pillows which I actually quite like and would like to keep using if possible.
Looking at sleepyhead there's a fair amount of leakage -- I'm not really sure what to make of the data though. Tightening the mask reduced the severity of the leakage but did not stop them completely. Would breathing through the mouth even register as a leak?
Anyway my goal here is to stop waking up completely. I've been sleeping like this for years and I hate it. Based on what I've read I'm going to try to reduce the leaks and make sure I'm not breathing through my mouth and see if that helps. Any advice on this situation would be appreciated.
In the meantime I ordered a chinstrap and I'm going to try to fashion one out of stuff I have lying around the house for tonight.
Here is my stats in sleepyhead so far:
CPAP Statistics as of Wednesday, August 07, 2013
7 days of CPAP Data, between 8/1/2013 and 8/7/2013
Hours per Night 06:57
Min EPAP 4.00
95% EPAP 9.26
Max IPAP 15.00
95% IPAP 13.26
Average Leaks 16.73
95% Leaks 46.80
Would post some graphs from sleepyhead but apparently I am not allowed to post links or images yet.