I really try to wear my CPAP every night. Being a Patient Safety Specialist, I really try to be compliant with everything that doctors tell me to do.
I think it doesn’t help knowing that my sleep apnea is so mild already and that if I wasn’t having surgery/anesthesia/possible pain meds that Dr. H might not have put me on CPAP.
It’s been an every other night thing lately and even last week when my husband was away, I didn’t wear it three nights in a row. I need to get better about it.
The good news though, is last night I did wear it and I woke up with it in the morning. It still does wake me up a few times in the night when I move around since that causes the mask to leak, but at least I’m starting to get more used to it.
Most nights I get frustrated with the mask sometime in the middle of the night, but last night it never got to that point.
I will keep trying and remind myself that I really should be wearing it every night.
I’m still not sure it’s doing anything for me. I still feel tired a lot of days even if I wear it. On days that I don’t wear it, I’m just as tired, but at least I slept through the night.
I see the pulmonoligist again on 12/13 so I will discuss all of it will her then. Hopefully I can get off the machine sooner than later.