My success was immediate. Sadly most doctors want money and not really to help you... I went to a pulmonilogst in a Jacksonville Florida who came highly recommended by some friends.
From the very beginning I was just like you, not sleeping much, fatigue, blah blah blah. I found out I was a nose breather so I was able to switch to a much smaller mask. Immediately with the new mask, I've slept all night.
I would suggest trying different masks, look for comfort, be patient, trust your machine.
I never sleep without mine and haven't since I got it. I average 8 hours per night.
Get a cpap with a humidifier. I have the ResMed S9 that includes a humidifier. I would recommend the heated tubing with it if you get it. Turn the humidifier wide open. I occasionally have a dry mouth when I wake up, I just keep a bottle of water by my bed. It's a small sacrifice for the rest I get from using the machine.
Also, of you have a nose mask butnyou breathe through you mouth, your cpap isn't doing anything for you. If you're a mouth breather, you need a full face masks
I've had my sleep test done a little over 3 years, maybe 4 years ago. Anyway, when I first got it I would never nap and very rarely would I yawn throughout the day. Recently I've been taking naps maybe 2 times a week and I yawn all the time. Anyone have any ideas?
RedMed S9, pressure 15, AHI average 1-3 per hour
From my original sleep test I went from 77 per hour to now with my cpap for over 2 years and I have averaged 1-3 per hour ever since. I would request maybe another sleep test or ask them to up your pressure a little more and see what happens.