Jormatz wrote:I've had my cpap for 3 weeks, using a Swift Mirage mask with nasal pillows, and getting mixed results. A few nights of good sleep, but the last few nights I just can't fall asleep. I seem to have trouble breathing, exhaling actually. Is this common? Will this feeling and discomfort go away over time? Thanks.
It's typical to have problems adjusting at first, even when everything is going right.
But be watchful of how you cope with this. There could be problems with either your machine or mask, or both.
Let us know what make and model of machine you have, and your mask too. That helps us help you.
Do you know if your machine has c-flex? I'm told that helps in exhaling, by reducing the pressure for exhale. Bipap machines do that too.
If you're having trouble breathing, than something isn't quite right. Let us know what you have, and maybe we can suggest something.
Also, you might consider registering as a member. It's easy, free and private. There are advantages. You can make use of the private message (PM) feature which enables you to ask specific people questions. And you are notified by email of receipt of responses or private messages. And you can post to the other categories of forums if you wish. There are some other handy features too. You needn't, of course, and you can still view all of the comments. But it's a suggestion.
Let us know more about your equipment, so we can help.