I just started using a CPAP machine for the first time. I have used it for about 10 days. Before I started using the machine my normal sleep cycle was to deep for about 3-4 hours and be wide awake so I would lay there and listen to the radio for an hour or so and doze off and wake and then after going to the bathroom I would sleep for another 3-5 hours.
Since I started wearing the CPAP I tried to wear it all night. This didn't work well becuase when I was kind of awake in the middle of the night I would keep the mask on and it drove me crazy and made it so that I couldn't go back to sleep. I would keep having to scratch my nose, etc. It was sort of self defeating because it would keep me awake.
Now, I am wearing it for my initial sleep cycle, When I wake in the middle of the night I just do what I always did and doze and listing to the radio. When I get up to go the bathroom I put the mask back on. So I am now wearing it for about 7 hours per night and feel ok.
My question is, should I try to wear it during the dozing in the hopes that my sleep cycle will eventually change and I won't need to be awake for one or 2 hours or, since this seems to be working for me and I don't mind listening to the radio in the middle of the night, just carry on as I am doing?