I ws diagnosed a year or so ago with sleep apnea, I had 42 incidents an hour which they call severe.
I am struggling with CPAP we have a love/hate relationship, when I use it it works I can be down below 4 incidents per hour however I struggle to get a 5 hour night. I will get one then it more likely goes to 2-3 hours if that. It seems to be an issue of comfort, I have trouble settleing under normal cirumstances. I dont want a mouth appliance, what I need is some coping skills or something to help me keep it on and not wake up and take it off. I have a new girlfriend who is trying to encorage usage but I have yet to use it with her. I just found out I have glacoma and I really need to become better with this. I go to the sleep lab and they say its fit well, I use a full mask I am a mouth breather and cant use the nasal ones. I think its the feeling of the hrness not sure what throws me, my machine is on a ramp so it starts at 4 and goes up as needed.
Any thought would be appreciated, I want to win this battle its important.
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