Post Reply 
New CPAP user feel like crap
Author Message
mikeindc Offline


Posts: 8
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: airsense
Humidifier: Resmed Mirage
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: DC

Post: #21
RE: New CPAP user feel like crap
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.
09-06-2016 07:24 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  New User Problem with BiPAP AVAPS - Part 1 jmayer180 22 645 10-23-2016 04:49 PM
Last Post: robysue
  New F&P Simplus user Roy289 18 554 10-18-2016 10:35 AM
Last Post: Roy289
  I Feel So Dumb - Climateline Hose Violetskyye 14 664 10-08-2016 11:15 PM
Last Post: Violetskyye
Smile First-time Bi-Level user to be - Need Help! TeddyBear777 8 395 09-27-2016 06:38 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  Help please new user Resmed auto 9 VERY loud mom1mg 14 615 09-26-2016 07:49 PM
  NEW ASV USER jerrydaw 4 277 09-24-2016 07:47 AM
Last Post: pupcamper
  New user with issues cmichalek 5 315 09-21-2016 07:43 PM
Last Post: Tez62

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)