Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

New CPAP user feel like crap
#21
I've been using a CPAP for more than 6 months. I have tried 5 different masks and continue to have problems with air leakage. Even if I take a sleeping pill at most I get 5 hours of sleep and feel like crap in the morning. When I don't use the CPAP and don't take a sleeping pill I average 6-7 hours of sleep a night and feel good and productive in the morning. I occasionally have problems from acid reflux and cough. I usually have to take the mask to deal with the cough and then take 20-30 to fall back asleep. while if I don't wear it, I am back asleep in less than 10. I seldom snore during the night but will stop breathing 5-6 times a night on occasion (my partner says I don't do it all the time). Based on my sleepytime results I do have some issues, but if I cough or sneeze, the results are useless as they go sky high. In the last month, I probably only use it about 1/2 the time and take it off immediately if I can't get it adjust to stop the leaks pretty much immediately. The noise from the leaks frequently wakes my partner. Even if I don't have any major issues with the mask and manage to sleep through most of the night, I seldom get more than 5-6 hours of sleep (1-2 hours less than when I don't wear it). I feel a bit better then, but not quite as good as when I don't wear it and get more sleep. While I know I should wear it because I stop breathing sometimes, I am ready to give up on it because I feel so poorly when I do use it.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  User Flag #1 & #2 nadprok 4 136 02-16-2017, 03:54 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
Question New user - REM sleep apnea vas2000 7 433 02-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New user question somnia16 12 829 02-05-2017, 10:57 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New CPAP User Looking for Sleepyhead Data Interpretation pcplus2 5 432 02-05-2017, 09:04 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  New User Please Help ricardobocardo 16 453 01-31-2017, 09:03 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Another New user lisamcrn 14 486 01-25-2017, 02:22 PM
Last Post: C0mbe
  Dreamstation Auto User Need Advice Etchris 11 834 01-22-2017, 03:03 AM
Last Post: Etchris

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.