Hey Determined -- I had the same problem when I started. I would wake up every couple of hours -- wide awake, and couldn't fall asleep again. I got really stressed out about it.
But I had a good friend help me understand that it takes time and patience to rearrange my sleep habits. I had to chill out and just go with the flow - read, stretch, pet the cat -- or my new thing -- audio books. Over time I began sleeping longer and longer stretches -- up to seven or eight hours some times. But I "plug in" whenever I sleep, even a ten minutes power nap. Best of luck to you!
Hugh (central apnea, resmed asv, amara
view mask, remzzs liners, so clean2)
Hello. I have central apnea and use a high pressure asv machine, so I have to use it no matter what. I have found that using breathe right strips help a lot when I am stuffed up or have a cold. I adjust the humidity and heat up or down a little most nights. Florida's year round blooms made themselves at home in my sinuses ages ago. I bought myself a netI machine that washes the goop out when it gets really bad. It's a little gross, but easier that the little plastic Neri pots.
No matter what, I keep using the apnea therapy! Too many awful health problems happen if we stop.
Best of luck!