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Old 08-23-2015, 03:31 PM
Location: Maine
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This is a very old thread. However, my reply is for DEELAV. I don't know why you're feeling anxiety in regards to using a CPAP mask. I can only relate what my experience has been. Back when I was first diagnosed with sleep apnea, I did experience some anxiety in regards to wearing the mask. My biggest issue was with my nose constantly being plugged up. The doc put me on Flonase at the time and it did seem to help with the anxieties surrounding my nasal issues. However, the doc also told me that for some folks, it does help to sit in bed and read a bit with the mask on and air flowing before trying to get to sleep. Normally, he would not recommend reading in bed. However, for newer users, it was beneficial to at least put the mask on for a bit and become acclimated to the air flow. In that respect, for some, it did relieve some of the anxieties in using the mask. The doc also set up my machine to ramp up the air flow so when I first start, I would barely notice the air flow. After about a half an hour, the pressure would be up to full pressure. I would at least have time to get acclimated to the air pressure. By that time, I should be asleep. Or so the theory went. I don't know if anything I said here helps at all.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:03 PM
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I have the dread sleep thing and have now used a mask for over a year. A little rough at first but now I really cannot sleep without it. I use a brand new version of the Phillips BiPAP whch has different pressures on inhale exhale. The thing is a vast improvement and is very close to noise free.

I use a minimal nasal mask and simply have no problems after the first few weeks. As I said I really cannot sleep without one at this point.. I would also note I wear my mask very loose and let the air pressure seal it. Works very well and I have to be cautious in the morning to take the thing off before I get out of bed.

This latest device actually tracks the therapy and reports it to a data base. So you can see how you are doing.

Note that there are all sorts of masks available including the no mask which is supported off your teeth. I think I may try one of the pillows but I am happy enough with the nasal I may not mess around.

Stick to it...I find it worth the effort. I no longer nap and feel much better over all.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I need help too, cannot wear it too long, full mash, plus stuffed nose and dry mouth.
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