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Is sleep apnea even the main issue?
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RE: Is sleep apnea even the main issue?
I think finding the right mask for you is a big part of that. In the course of my trial period I've tried 9 different masks. (If you count both P10s, (the first had been damaged by a previous user but it took me a while to realise what the problem was) 2 sizes of N30i and 3 sizes of P30i) I quickly found that the full face mask didn't work for me. the N20 nasal mask was ok (and I held on to it as a backup mask while I tried the other masks, switching back to it twice) but I finally found a mask and size that works well for me.
(P30i Large)

-Neelix
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RE: Is sleep apnea even the main issue?
(10-05-2021, 09:43 AM)Sleepster Wrote: But in your original post you say it's only been 1.5 months? Am I missing something?

That issue aside, the doctor said 3 months of CPAP use. You say you aren't using it every night, so just letting 3 months of time go by is not the same as 3 months of use. Again, unless I'm missing something.

When I first started CPAP therapy it was awful for me. The hose and the mask and the air pressure made me get less sleep, not more, so I felt worse. But as I adapted I started getting more sleep and eventually started feeling better than I had in years. It takes a while for some us to adapt!

The other issue is that when you don't use your CPAP machine you are putting a strain on your cardiovascular system, increasing the chances that later in life you could have a stroke that could ruin your life, or a heart attack that could kill you.

It was 1.5 months at the time I posted it Tongue
It's been 2.5 months now.

I got less sleep when I first started too while I adjusted to the new weird thing on my face, but I was quickly back to sleeping 12+ hours a night.

I've been using CPAP pretty much every night except 3 nights when I went camping in July and the one night I recently tried. So, overall, I've been extremely consistent over the 2.5 months except for those 4 nights. That said, if I really do get lower quality sleep on CPAP, I'm not sure how much CPAP will really help with preventing future health conditions. I'll ask my doctor, though.
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