I have MD sleep specialist-diagnosed OSA and and been desperately trying to get CPAP to work for me for the past 2.5 months. I have a Resmed Airsense 10 and Respironics Dreamwear mask. I have tried the nasal Dreamwear and the Gel Cushion cushions. I have only missed one night since I got the equipment.
If I put the mask on when the hose is disconnected from the machine, I feel a LOT of resistance breathing in and out. If I remove the mask, I can instantly breathe easily. The second I put it on feels like I have a clothes pin on my nose. Not a claustrophobic feeling, just can’t breathe.
I’ve seen the doc again and I have seen the CPAP supplier three times about this issue. They just say, “You need to get used to it.” I’m getting 2 or 3 60 minute “naps” per night so I am most definitely not seeing any benefit yet.
Is this how everyone else’s mask feels?