Hi honeybee, it's common for new PAP users to take some time to adjust to using a CPAP. It's a new device and can be uncomfortable. Do you wake up with any other symptoms besides being tired? Sometimes there are small adjustments that you can make to your device to help you sleep better.
I would also recommend checking out this new sticky about adjusting to PAP:
As many of you know, it can be very difficult to accommodate to using new PAP devices, especially when you're newly diagnosed. As so many of the MyApnea community members have been through this process, we want to create an area for new PAP users to come and get advice from those with experience.
In the interest of helping others, please share tips and tricks that you wish you had known when you first started using your PAP device!
Let's make the accommodation process as smooth as possible!
From this conversation, I think you're right that coping is an important topic, especially for new users. If anybody has any tips that they wish they knew before starting with CPAP/BiPAP, or APAP, we would love to hear them!
I've also started a new pinned topic to discuss tips, so that it's easily available for new members!
Ruby, I think you bring up a great possible feature. We have just started discussions on hosting webinars and Q&A sessions. Would you all find this valuable?
We're also starting to build some informational components to the site to help people through all the steps of being diagnosed and treated with sleep apnea. Maybe we could include some tips contributed by the community!