I have had a particularly hard time adapting to CPAP. Chapped nostrils, noises, bloating feeling, headaches, puffy baggy eyes like my sinuses are being blown out, and still kinda finding myself ninja napping at any opportunity. I gotta buddy who I encouraged to start it as well, and he is like a new person now. Not so much for me.
My machine is keeping me between 10-12 even though I have given it a wider window. I was hoping it would drop down. I am a reverse ramp sorta guy... I can't fall asleep just breathing through my nose at a low pressure, I feel like I am suffocating or having to strain to breathe sorta thing. I have a full face mask, but I really wanted to stop the mouth breathing. I also got a mouth piece to keep me from grinding (I don't think I grind but I like wearing it. It keeps my tongue in just the right position). I have tried and I own, all major mask types. I sleep on my side and the Puritan Breeze has been by far the most comfortable for me. I made my own tube suspension harness so that I could toss and turn and my tube wouldn't strange me. But ya, still tinkering with everything.
It's weird. I'm weird. *nervous laughter*
I am thankful for this forum. I have gotten some great advice and information.