I ended up going back to the full mask. Between the nasal pillows and having to keep my mouth closed, I felt the mask was less claustrophobic. I made it through about 6 hours last night before removing it so I guess I am getting better adjusted. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I just received a call from Reliable Respiratory checking in. I didn't realize that with the pillows, you need to keep your mouth shut. That explains the gurgling noise.
I have the ResMed, I think Air 10. Does that sound right? I am in work and unable to look at the machine.
I think the pressure is set to be at 16 gradually.
Again, I am rookie so this is all foreign to me.
I appreciate your feedback.
So I was recently diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea and severe hypoxemia. I requested the pillows but received the mask. I am very claustrophobic and was unable to use it. They then sent me the pillows which I tried to use yesterday. When I put them on, I felt intense pressure in my ears as well as "gargling" coming out of my mouth. Help! Is this normal? I didn't use them and not sure I will ever get used to this.
I will add after reading through some of these topics, I am very uneducated on the machine as well as sleep apnea in general and am truly a rookie at this.