Okay, I guess getting up at 6:30 am was an anomaly, because it certainly didn’t happen today. However, something very awesome happened instead.
I wore the CPAP all night!
I still woke up a couple times with a cough, and finally I put a cough drop in my mouth. After that I woke up one more time–at around 6 o’clock–and then passed out again until my alarm went off at 8.
The last time I woke up, I wondered if the CPAP was working properly, because I didn’t feel overwhelmed at all by the air. I even checked all the tubing to make sure. There didn’t seem to be anything wrong. I think I had just finally adjusted to how it felt over the course of the evening.
I’m not going to assume I’ll be this successful tonight, because that would just be setting myself up for disappointment, but I do consider this a major step towards fully adjusting. I look forward to the nights when I wear the mask the whole time and don’t wake up at all!