Hi. I'm new to this site and to CPAP, having gotten mine yesterday. I chose the pillows because they seemed easier, but now I don't know. I ended up taking mine off about 5 am, and my nose is so sore today. Now, I am sick, and wondering if this is the wrong time to start. I was bothered by it so much, I kept pulling it away from my nose and felt that with the rushing air it was more comfortable to be just outside my nose but now I think that was completely wrong as I see so many posts about the problem of "leaking." I just felt like I couldn't breathe! Almost like I was holding my breath a little, my heart pounding and my stomach felt like I was being strangled, if that makes any sense at all. I felt like I wanted to breathe through my mouth the whole time to get some air, even tho there's so much coming in! Like a wind tunnel! My setting is on 5 apparently, that's low right? So how come it feels so strong? I was so looking forward to waking up feeling energy, but I woke up more tired than usual. I've read a lot of tips for getting used to this, I'm just questioning whether I should wear this while stuffed up? thanks!