I started using my Respironics CPAP machine with humidity on March 2. This is my first experience with CPAP.
I guess I was expecting too much. I expected to feel a LOT better immediately. I do feel better and am sleeping better than before, but I still get up feeling somewhat like I have a hangover, but it's not as bad as before the machine.
I use the machine an average of 6 hours each night. The average AHI is 5.2 and the average time in large leak is 1 hour. CPAP pressure is set at 10. My pulmonologist prescribed increasing pressure to 10 and a refit of the mask.
I am a 64 year-old man.
Can anyone give me advice on the above?
It would help to know where you were starting from, what your AHI was at your sleep study (assuming you had one). If you AHI was moderate 15 or less, then it can take a while to feel a lot better. That was my case. After 7 weeks I am feeling more energized, but it is a slow improvement instead of a major leap forward.
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping