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Hang in there it gets better
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I_will_never_sleep_again Offline

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Machine: Resmed airsense 10 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Dreamwear
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 16rx now using 13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night

Sex: Male
Location: indiana USA

Post: #1
Hang in there it gets better
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.
(This post was last modified: 12-19-2015 06:58 AM by I_will_never_sleep_again.)
12-19-2015 06:47 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Posts: 2,295
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #2
RE: Hang in there it gets better
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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12-19-2015 07:08 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,175
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Hang in there it gets better
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

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 12-19-2015 08:37 AM by OpalRose.)
12-19-2015 08:36 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,446
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Hang in there it gets better
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
12-19-2015 03:43 PM
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