Hi y’all. I am a 21y/o female who has mild-moderate sleep apnea, which I believe is actually UARS. I have been trying to get adjusted to my CPAP for three weeks now. AHIs are usually around 8-12, which I know is low but I am so exhausted all the time. I cannot keep it on for more than an hour and a half at night, because the air is so harsh/drying and the mask is relatively uncomfortable. I’ve noticed that when I wake up, after about 90 min w the CPAP on, my nasal passages are completely blocked and I feel completely exhausted. It seems like the CPAP is causing nasal irritation that leaves me worse off than not using it at all. Does anybody else have experience/advice? How do I know if this is working for me?
It is a Phillips DreamStation, with a nasal pillow mask. Let me know if you have any tips on getting adjusted 🙂