I'm unable to fall asleep while using cpap because at the moment of sleep onset my breathing gets very slow and very shallow, or stops entirely. Then I wake up to breathe. It's not due to obstructive apnea as the machine reports a clear airway at the time of occurrence (in sleepyhead). After several hours of this I just give up and take the mask off and turn the machine off.
I'm at a loss as to how to fix this. Can I somehow train myself to keep breathing as I fall asleep? Should I concentrate extra hard on breathing? Maybe I could listen to a recording reminding me to breath or something. I'm so frustrated because I was really hopeful that getting the cpap was going to help my sleep, but now it's worse than ever.
Please don't tell me to use google, or the search function, obviously I already tried that, I've seen on the internet that lots of people have this kind of issue but I haven't found a solution that works for me.