(07-28-2016, 04:59 AM)lab rat Wrote: Mate you're doing really well, trust me.
Back in the day when I started CPAP it took me a full 6 months before I could wear the mask continuously all night.
There were no nasal masks just the ones with a forehead pad that went over your nose. Combined with the headstrap it was like having a spider or a paper bag on your face. And it was noisy.
Getting used to breathing through your nose not your mouth, etc etc is a huge change. And as you can notice it's far easier to breath without a mask on.
All I can say is stick with it, gradually you'll last longer than 5-6 hours. All the little noises and stuff you'll learn to sleep through. If Dreamstation is more pleasant to use then use that one, the old resmed's noise I learnt to get used to (now they are virtually silent)
Thanks for the encouragement, a few nights there since I nearly gave up. I will keep trying as I know in the long run its worth it.