For me it took a long time. I usually sleep on my side, so the mask on my face really interfered. I'd wake up in the middle of the night, which I had not done before, and just laugh because I didn't see how I was getting any better sleep. After a few weeks of this, I decided it wasn't working for me, and just stopped using it at all for about 2 years. Then I found myself feeling so tired and sleepy during the day, I knew I had to do something. I went back and talked with the sleep doctors again. They arranged another sleep study, and this time they tried some different masks, including nasal pillows and a nasal canula. The canula turned out to be the type that works for me. That was all almost 10 years ago now.
I think, for me, one of the most important steps was coming to the realization that this was something I really needed to do for myself and my health and well-being. In addition to finding equipment that works for me, I needed to make up my mind that it was really important to do it.
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