There are a few people who love cpap from the first night they try it. My husband is one. He swore he would never use one, but about a year ago his cardiologist insisted on it. Hubby came home from his titration study saying he'd slept better than he had in years, and never even takes a 30 minute nap without it. I HATED HIM FOR ADAPTING SO WELL
The rest of us need adapting time. It took me months of frustration and exhaustion to learn to sleep with my ASV (cpap and bipap weren't so bad, but ASV was awful).
IT CAN BE DONE!! But it takes a lot of determination. And reminders that your life may depend upon it - and others' as well, if you are falling asleep with driving. Rsnik - you say that you sleep better without it, and that might be true short-term, anyway. But in the long term, untreated sleep apnea can and does lead to kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes. You are NOT better off without it.
Like 49er says, bring the cpap out into your living room/family room. This takes away the whole "gotta fall asleep" stress. Put it on and listen to music or watch tv (depending on what syle mask you have). Get used to the machine and then take it to bed (kind like dating
). When you go to bed with it, practice self-relaxation techniques: pray if you are a believer, or meditate or repeat a mantra, or concentrate on deep breathing.
What pressure and humidity and expiration relief settings are you using? Perhaps we can give you additional hints if we have that information.