01-03-2014, 01:25 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-03-2014, 01:27 AM by freelovew1.)
New to the forum! Have used my machine off and on for a couple of years, never more frequently for a week or so at a time, and have had a handful of times where I haven't woken in the middle of the night unable to breathe and just ripped it off for the night. What can I do to make the machine usable for me? I have a full face mask, but am a nose breather, so don't know if switching masks will help. Any suggestions/comments/questions would be very welcome!!!
I have lost about 30 lbs since initially getting the machine, and have a goal of losing maybe 30 more to get to an optimal healthy weight, and apnea (according to wife) is much better.
When I say unable to breathe, I mean it feels lo ice I'm suffocating. It seems OK during ramp up, but can only go a short time after falling asleep.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Don't be shy about trying different masks.
You might consider switching to a nasal mask and see if that helps you.
You should really try to get to where you are using your CPAP machine every time you sleep so your body can truly get use to it. What you might try to do is to set up and use your mask and machine while you read or watch tv during the evening.
CONGRATULATIONS ! on the weight loss.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you.