I am 30 year old male and in April of 2018 I was diagnosed with severe OSA. I currently use a Philips Dreamstation with an Amara View mask. The ramp time is set at 25 minutes and I have the pressure set to 9.5.
It took a long time to get comfortable with the mask, but I now am finally looking forward to sleeping with it. Of course it still has it's annoyances, but I can live with that.
However, what I am wondering is if what I am experiencing is common or if it's an issue. Without my mask, if I "sleep" for 8 hours, I probably wake up about every 45 minutes throughout the night to change positions and fall back asleep. With my mask on, at this setting, I find that I am waking up maybe every 2-3 hours. Waking up 4-5 times is way better than 8-10 times per night. Am I doing something wrong with the pressure? Anytime I've gone above 10, I wake up because I feel like I have a leaf blower connected to my face and no amount of tightening seems to hold it on comfortably. I've tried lower settings around 6-7 and I just don't feel like I'm getting enough.
I still sleep a ton better with the mask, but I am dying to know what it's like to sleep for an entire night (if that's even possible). Heck at this point I would even take 5-6 hours without waking up.
If you all have any advice, please share.
Thank you for reading.