So - it's been a little over a week now and I'm still having a tough time trying to fall sleep. I don't know how long it's taking because I don't want to add 'watching the clock' to the problem... but it feels like forever!! I lay there trying to relax, get my breathing slowed down so I can put the mask on.
Once I think I'm ready, I put on the mask & turn on the ramp. At first it feels like it's not enough air but slowly it gets better. Then the waiting starts... I wonder if I should just try it at full pressure right off the bat... I'm also waking up several times with a very dry mouth.
I'm afraid to try to sleep on my side cuz I don't want to wake up to 'psssssssss' - air leaks suck! but I think that might help to keep my mouth shut...
Am I expecting too much too soon?? Any advice on falling asleep faster? I really don't want to resort to sleep aids.
One good thing (I think) is that once I fall asleep I've been able to keep the mask on all night for the last 3 nights.