Hello! I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and got my CPAP machine with nasal pillow four days ago. My machine has the humidifier with it. The first night I slept with it I woke up with a very dry nose and mouth so I adjusted the humidity level. The next two times I woke up with a runny nose and sneezed all day long. I also had a headache (which I do anyways with the SA) and felt like I was getting a sinus infection. Last night I woke up with a stopped up nose and couldn't breathe through my nose at all so I just took the mask off and I have felt bad "nasal-wise" all day. Has anyone had a similar experience? Or is this just a coincidence that I get my CPAP machine and a sinus infection at the same time? Also I've been having a "pity party" the last couple of days. I was very excited to get the machine because I have felt so bad for so long, but now that I have it I don't look forward to going to sleep. In fact I dread it. Not that the mask is uncomfortable or anything. I just find myself waking up and adjusting it a few times a night, which makes for interrupted sleep. I guess I just had my hopes up too high and thought I would get the machine and sleep like a baby from the get-go! When should I begin to sleep better? How long does it take for the exhaustion and foggy thinking to stop? Is it actually possible to regain some sense of normalcy?
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