01-14-2015, 10:23 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-14-2015, 10:27 AM by novatom.)
Good luck! I am just now starting my third week of CPAP therapy and was actually able to get a full night's sleep less than a week later. However, there have been some stumbling blocks along the way. Monday night I went to bed at my usual time and barely got any sleep at all during the night. Try as I might, I just couldn't get a decent seal on my nasal pillows. By morning I felt like I had been hit by a freight train and had to take the day off. In fact, I felt worse than in the past when I had similar nights before I started my CPAP therapy. I tried taking a nap with the CPAP in the afternoon, concentrating on maintaining a good seal and controlling my breath rate (I find that controlling my breath rate is a challenge but makes all the difference). It seemed to work- I think I slept perhaps a half hour (couldn't really tell as I didn't dream), but when I woke up, I found that my breathing was "sync"-ing with the machine and it felt so much better.
Last night I wasn't going to take any chances so I took a Temazepam at bedtime and this morning I feel great. I don't see any problems with using a sleeping pill when I have a problem like that (I only take one when needed, which averages out to one a week at most).
I am on auto as well and can't change it until I go for my follow up next week.
That's odd because the temperature settings have nothing to do with pressure or pressure relief (EPR) if your using it.