Welcome to the forum! =^.^=
Your husband is right. This will just be a passing annoyance until you get used to it.
The machines are very quet now. Mine is rated at about 30db and the window air condition drowns it out fully.
Normal conversation is about 60db.
A vacuum cleaner can kick up about 80db. (annoying)
A running jet engine is 140-150db. (deafening)
Well, CPAP therapy has higher priority, since it is something that keeps you breathing at night.
So, maybe it would be a nice time for a change in hair styles? Something short and attractive
like a lady astronaut or fighter pilot would use?
Oh yes, I use a full face mask and glasses. There are quite a few that will work if you turn out to be a mouth beather.
Cheers & best of luck!
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton
Hi DeeMax45 and WELCOME! to the forum.!
What everyone has said thus far.
Best of luck to you on your CPAP journey.
I don't think that CPAP therapy works well with a nice hairstyle. I had long ago given up rollers and was having my hair done each week. I still do, but it is a challenge to maintain the style through the week, but not impossible. I am lucky in that my granddaughter gives me a nice discount to do my hair.
If you end up needing a full face mask, you might want to look at the Mirage Liberty. The mask covers the mouth with pillows that fit into each nostril. I believe you could wear glasses to read or watch TV, but I haven't tried it myself. I see no way for hair rollers to be used, but maybe you will be more creative than I am. I rotate between the Liberty and the Quattro FX. I am a serious mouth breather and I end up having a very dry mouth whatever mask I use. The minute I get up in the morning I'm good.
Since I have some pretty serious health problems , I believe that it is imperative for me to do whatever it is that I have to do to follow through on CPAP. I am thrilled that I have not had an AFib episode for two months. About two weeks after starting CPAP therapy, I had one small episode that lasted less than six hours and since then none. Before that my heart would pop into AFib without any warning, and then I'd have to take more medication until it would drop back into normal sinus rhythm.
Alzwell, I am really looking forward to feeling more rested and having some energy. We just kept thinking that my energy level was so lousy because the lung cancer, chemo and the aortic valve replacement had all hit me within 3 years of each other. After the lung cancer surgery and chemo, the doctors had said that since I was in my 60s it was to be expected that it would take a while to recover, but apparently my heart valve was going south on me during that time. So after the heart valve replacement surgery, I had high hopes that I'd feel more energetic. But the cardiologist said that it could be 2 years from date of surgery before I might start feeling more energetic.
Hopefully the apnea/hypopnea episodes are the culprit and wearing this mask will finally get me back to feeling like a human again.
Welcome to our forum family.
When I had my first sleep study, I was given several masks to try before I fell asleep to see which ones would be the most comfortable in case I had to be put on a cpap machine after the first 2 hours. My AHI wasn't high enough to get the clap that night but when I went back for the triation study, I also got to sample several masks before falling asleep. Hopefully you'll also be given the same opportunity. If you get dressed for bed with curlers at the sleep study clinic, maybe you can find a mask that will feel comfortable with curlers. Good luck and let us know how it goes.