I'll second the prescription sleep aid recommendation. Using Ambien for a week got me over the hump of "I can't sleep with all this gear on and all this noise". I'm a light sleeper...after a week using Ambien, I was fine without it. First night after stopping the Ambien wasn't great, but I expected that. I'm not overly fond of CPAP, it and I have reached a state of peaceful coexistence. I know that I need it, despite the fact that I don't really dig it *smile*. So it goes.Miss Emerita wrote: ↑Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:13 pmI wouldn't be at all surprised if the feelings you're having do play a role in your difficulty falling asleep. In addition, the story your daughter's next-door neighbor told may be contributing too. Do try using the machine during the day or evening; I think that will help. And for just a few days, try using a prescription sleep medication:Cocka2 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:51 amafter a short period of time ( 1 – 2 hours ) I start to think to my self that things are not working as I’m not falling to sleep. So out of continuing frustration I remove the mask and turn off the Resmed machine . I’m not sure if any personal feelings are playing a part in my current situation , like new surroundings , anxiety , uncertainty, recent bereavement etc.
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Just hang in there, keep at it, and do what you have to do to coexist with CPAP. I've personally gone through a lot of masks to find the ones that I can comfortably use. The best for me at this point are the Dreamwear Nasal and the ResMed AirFit N30, two "nasal cradle" masks. I prefer the ResMed N30, it's much lighter and quieter. And no vent airstream to bother my bed partner *smile*. I noticed how bad your leak report was with the pillows mask, some people can make the lower impact masks (pillows or nasal) work via mouth taping. Others need to use a full-face mask to make it work. Your leak report with the full-face mask was just about perfect, albeit for only about an hour. As folks have been saying here, there are plenty of mask fitting videos on youtube, for just about any mask you can buy. Sometimes it's just a matter of understanding the proper positioning and tension on a particular mask to make it work.
I'm another one that started with CPAP when I was about 65, so age really isn't a barrier. My wife started when she hit 69, and she's doing great for having just started. It's mainly persistence, and knowing that you need it for your health.