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Hang in there it gets better
#1
I had the worst time adjusting to therapy.
At first no sleep at all, just laying there for 8 to 9 hours with no sleep.
after a couple of weeks I would sleep in 20 minute increments all night long, I saw every hour on the alarm clock. People on this forum kept telling me to hang in there it gets better.
I am starting my 7th week.
I am now sleeping 5 hours straight per night, then I wake up and toss and turn and maybe get another hour or so of sleep out of 4 hours of being in bed.
I would call that progress. I now feel like I would rather sleep with the mask on than without it.
Just wanted to post this for anyone having doubts, cause I was about as negative as anyone has ever been.
Please keep going. The turning point for me was accepting the fact that I HAVE to make this work rather than fighting it.
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#2
Yes it does get better, but for some of us it's a struggle. Congratulations for sticking with it and turning the corner. After two years on the hose I still have non-compliant nights, but I always feel like crap the next day. It's not natural to sleep with a plastic alien strapped to your face, but with persistence and the right attitude we can get used to it and eventually reap the benefits.
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#3
Glad this is turning around for you.

Your comment reminded me of my experience. When I first started, I would tell myself that I had no choice and to stick with it. Make it work!

Now I can't imagine going to go to bed without it!

Sleep-well
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#4
Hi I_will_never_sleep_again,
It’s great to hear that things are turning around for you with your CPAP therapy.
Keep up the good work.
trish6hundred
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