I was so excited at the possibility of a good nights sleep that I had prepped myself with lots of positive statements so that it would be a smooth transition. I was a bit anxious that it might be annoying, a pet peeve is the sound of a fan, but it went wonderfully and I slept so well. A miracle in my book.
Last week though after my 4th sleep study, since my apnea has continued to worsen, they set my air from 17 to 23 and I dispaired that I would ever get used to the hurricane force winds blowing on my face. Its been a long week, at first I woke up constantly, adjusting the mask and struggling to sleep. But last night I slept thru the night, a first good nights sleep in a long while.
Why the worsening of my apnea...wieght gain. This is something I have fought my entire life and feel so hopeless about. Being so tired all the time leaves no energy after work to do any exercise, even though I know it would help. So I continue to work on my sleep hygiene, adjusting to the new pressure settings and have hope that I can turn this around and at least not have to face the hurricane each night.
My first night was uneventful, except the CPAP didn't work for me. I had been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and was given a CPAP machine without ever having a titration study. (No time to do the study because I could only sleep the last 2 hours of the sleep study night). The initial machine was set for 7.0 cm and I was told to return in a month to get the titration study.
Instead, I pleaded for and got a machine exchange. My S9 Autoset was great from the first night I used it. No wonder the CPAP didn't work. I needed a much higher pressure, (I average 8-9) that the S9 delivered appropriately.