I was recently diagnosed with mild OSA. Most of my sleep patterns seemed to be quite normal until it comes to the REM portion. During REM my iha was 28 so I was not getting any REM sleep. I've been miserable for some time, by evening most days I'm grumpy and not much fun to be around. A friend talked me into going for the sleep studies. He's been on cpap for a few years & is a firm believer in the therapy.
Last night was my second night with the cpap. I am quite conscious of the mask and breathing even though the nasal pillows are not uncomfortable and the unit is almost silent. I still have to take a Lunesta to go to sleep. Last night I tried to forego the Lunesta, but ended up taking one after laying in bed for a couple of hours unable to go to sleep. I hope I can stop taking Lunesta at some point in time. I still find myself rousing several times during the night.
From what I read it seems that it will take me a week or more to become accustomed to the cpap. I am so looking forward to a solid night of sleep...
I am so glad that there are forums like this so that people can connect and be encouraged. Thanks all!!!