I am new to CPAP and this forum. I really hate CPAP. My OSA is mild (6 AHI) but my oxygen dropped to 81% during the sleep study...so here I am. Using CPAP for about 1.5 months now.
I switched to a full face mask 2 nights ago. I was using nasal pillows but my mouth kept opening and I tried taping my mouth shut but that was uncomfortable. Not interested in the chin strap. So not to upset my spouse any more than I have, I switched. The mask is also annoying, last night better than the first. I use ResMed 10 and ResMed mask. The one thing I noticed is my "Events per hour" on the online report using the nasal pillows was 1 or less vs the full mask. Maybe too early to tell. The first night with full mask was 2 and last night was 1.4. I did purchase a pulse oximeter also. I try to use frequently but with all the headgear etc sometimes one more gadget is just too much to bare! I have a hard time falling asleep now and usually wake at least 1x. I try to keep mask on for at least 4 hours.
Has anyone has a similar experience with the mask/events issue? I can't imagine having to use this machine for the rest of my life. Another thought is I heard that using a vaporizer with hydrogen peroxide overnight would also increase the oxygen in the air...anyone have any experience with this?
but by the moments that take our breath away." Hillary Cooper