Typically, mild to moderate sleep apnea patients do not immediately feel a difference compared to those with severe sleep apnea who may see a dramatic change in their sleep patterns. Every person is different and how they respond to PAP therapy can be different as well. From the severity of your sleep apnea, to the length of time you’ve had the condition and the mask and device you’re using, many factors may influence how quickly you begin noticing improvement. As always, it’s important to consult with your health care provider about your treatment. They are the best source of determining if there are any underlying issues that may need to be resolved.
Two important pieces of the puzzle are finding the right mask and using it nightly. If your mask doesn’t fit correctly or is too big, you may have leakage which can result in insufficient pressure going into your airway. Additionally, if you’re only using the device 20% of the time when you are sleeping, you will not benefit as much from the therapy.
Keeping a daily journal or using our myAir app when you begin therapy is also a great way to monitor your progress and stay on track.The most important thing is that you keep trying! There is no one perfect answer for everyone, so staying diligent is critical to ensuring you feel better quickly.