Nights 1-5 were not very successful at all; despite my determination to stick with it, I ended up ditching the mask after 3 or 4 hours of tossing and turning and fell asleep the 'normal' way.
Last night was my 6th night and as usual I was determined to fall asleep with the mask on - and did just that within about an hour, very happy about that. Yes, I was super-tired and could barely keep my eyes open, but I was also like that in nights 1-5 and still got nowhere.
I also have sleep apnea-related nocturia but last night only had to get up one time to go to the bathroom; usually it's 5 or 6 times. God knows that was a very encouraging night; fell asleep for the first time with a nasal mask on and I only had to get up once, a true breakthrough.
New people like me.....keep trying, try not to get deterred, try not to look at the device as though you could never fall asleep with it on; stay positive and keep trying! Sometimes it may take 5, 6 or more nights, but once you do it one time as I did you will be determined to keep going.
Much more confident about lying down tonight now.......I have my 2nd follow-up with the clinic on wedneday and I want to show 3 or 4 good nights of sleep on the machine for them to look at and continue helping me.