Hi, I am very new to this having just got through my first week with my CPAP machine. I have a crowded oropharynx and the sleep study showed a DI of 32.9 with sats of 90 minimum of 37.8. I have a nasel mask, and have the machine set to start at pressure 4 going upto 13.5 over a 30 minute time. So far I have mastered going to sleep with it on and sleep well for about 2-3 hours then wake in a panic, I feel as if I am unable to breath and pull the mask off. I do try to put the mask back on but just get into a panic
. I did manage 5 full hours on Sunday night, but back to just 2.5 last night.
I know I just have to keep going, its just that I am so afraid that I will be unable to breath, by nose get blocked so I breath through my mouth and end up fighting the machine. Its getting to the point where I am putting off going to bed
On the plus side, just getting a couple of hours sleep has made a difference to me put I so want to get a real good nights sleep.