So - last night was my first night with my new machine. Despite loads of trepidation and some fundamental disappointment at needing a cpap, I had a fine nights sleep - wish I'd known years ago! Still, there are some issues to work on and I could use some advice.
1. When the machine first turns on I feel like I'm not getting enough air; like I have to inhale fully and too often to get enough O2. After the rig ramps up, all is well but that first few minutes is miserable. I want to rip the gear off my face and breath. Last night took every bit of will power I had to lie still and wait for this to resolve. Any suggestions?
2. Hair! I have a lot of long hair and usually sleep with a loose and low ponytail. The bands on the headgear are fighting with the ponytail. I tried moving it up my head which seems to work but then the straps have to straddle either side of the hair making getting up in night complicated. Fishing that hair between the straps is a challenge in the middle of the night. Any ideas?
I have a lot to learn still and am still trying to understand my sleep study numbers and how to operate this new gear. That said, one single night with this and I feel GREAT! I slept solidly for 7 hours with one bladder break in the middle of the night. I feel twenty years younger.