Firstly, great site and forum, reading this has stopped my throwing in the towel today, thankyou to all concerned!
I am 48 and I don't have the usual tiredness associated with the condition, but have had two major heart attacks and bad reflux, slightly overweight also, so it is hard to keep motivated when there is no apparent improvement.
Was diagnosed a few weeks ago and am conducting a CPAP trial for my "Moderate" condition! Wow what a learning/change curve! I am freaking out to be honest, my sleep has been woeful since using the machine, and I feel like I am never going to get comfortable with it...According to the info on this site, just about all that can go wrong, is!
I am using the "nasal prong" (excuse lack of lingo) but this makes it difficult to sleep on my side which is my preference.
The "trunk" gets all tangled, and pulls at the device, and as I travel for work twice a week each bed and bed head is different, so getting it right is hard.
I feel like I am drowning all the time
I cant breath out fully with comfort
My mouth opens sometimes at night depleating all the water in the humidifier and I sound like steam train pulling in at a station, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I wake in a panic occasionally
I hate something on my face, and normally like to sleep naked and free (TMI?)
Most of the time I JUST WANT TO TEAR IT OFF AND CURL UP IN A BALL SOBBING!!!
My condition has surfaced because my poor wife is at the end of her rope, and we rarely sleep in the same room, apart from those nights it goes WOOSH she has had the best leep in years, which is motivation enough eh?
I go back to the sleep clinic tomorrow with the data and hopefully as stated in the forum and site information, it will just be a matter of tweaking...
Please tell me it will get better?