Very new to CPAP but am into my 2nd week using it >7hrs every night. Someday I feel better but other days I feel worse. Only had one day so far where I had to have an office nap, so that is a slight improvement.
The bridge of my nose started bothering me so I used a few suggestions I read here (band aid, tough it out etc.) but unfortunately it got infected (visit to the urgent care, dr says don't ever use that type of mask again and here have this fist full of doxycycline for the next few days) so I am heading back to the provider for a new mask type, likely go with nasal pillows.....based on feedback from this forum
Mask was certainly not on too tight, maybe I had it on too loose (I work with SCBAs for work so I put it with minimum head gear tension so I could get a positive seal...cover the port and blow lightly)
Will also get a chin strap because be leaking via my mouth because I never feel a leak on the mask but every night I get the red frowny face on seal report in the morning on the machine and same with the myair report in the morning.
I got into this whole sleep thing after finally getting a GP and going for a physical...I just felt like crap. BP was 148/98 and Dr asked if I would try to loose weight so he could hold off on meds. I agreed. Dropped ~20lbs and started to workout more. Felt a bit better but still tired all day. Did the sleep studies and have OSA (not too severe but Pulmonologist said that if I loose a bit more weight, keep working out and use CPAP it may be temporary). I have just got back into cycling and it has been the catalyst for my weightloss.
to be continued!