Success with CPAP machine (1 month later)
By NJ Chicaa
April 29, 2016 6:36pm CST
I've been using a CPAP machine for just over a month for my sleep apnea and I think that I can say that I am finally at a point where I am really comfortable using it. After struggling the first two weeks, I switched to from a small to a medium sized mask and that seems to have done the trick. I can now sleep through the night with the mask on my face without any issue. As long as I am tired when I go to bed, I will sleep just the same as I would have without the mask. . . No, that's not true. I sleep much BETTER because my breathing is not being interrupted over and over and over again. I wake up actually feeling rested and refreshed instead of feeling like a zombie. As my doctor said the other day "I didn't know what I didn't know" when it comes to how much better I could and do feel these days. I have so much more energy throughout the day and taking an afternoon lap in an indulgence rather than a daily necessity. Using a CPAP machine to treat my newly-diagnosed sleep apnea has definitely made a positive difference in my life. I would recommend it to anyone who this condition and who is reluctant to try it. I also would encourage anyone who suspects they may have sleep apnea but doesn't want to deal with a machine to go ahead and get tested. Using and getting used to a CPAP machine really is easy, I promise you. Do it!