06-22-2015, 12:51 AM
I. FREAKING. HATE. CPAP!!! After laying in bed fiddling with my mask and hose for an hour I finally threw my mask across the room, well, as across the room as the hose would allow, and turned off the machine. Sleeping should not be this complicated!! I can not get my mask adjusted where I can't feel a tiny breeze blowing from it, except when I am laying on my back and I absolutely can not sleep on my back. That tiny breeze may be acceptable in relation to therapy and the machine working correctly but I can not ignore it enough to fall asleep!
Anyone ever heard of misophonia? It literally translates as "the hatred of sounds". Certain sounds, most commonly chewing or BREATHING noises, can cause the person to panic or fly into a rage. My own breathing noises have never triggered me before but on CPAP, they do!! Especially, tonight when I am already annoyed with my mask!! Ugh!!!
I really don't expect anyone to have any advise, I just needed to vent to folks who have an idea how frustrating getting used to CPAP can be. I'm gonna sit here and do some deep breathing for a few more minutes and then give it another try. If you've made it this far in my rant without writing me off as a complete lunitic, thanks for listening!!
Starr, the chick with the strangest quirks ever
This won't help you tonight but if you can, take the mask back and try a different kind. A lot of people swear by the P10 and I think wisp is a great mask but it is not pillows, it is a nasal mask.