C-Pap Compliance Frustration
Over 35 years ago, I was diagnosed with night terrors, hypnopopic hallucinations, chronic insomnia, sleep walking, sleep fragmentation and sleep apnea.
Some problems are controlled with meds, relaxation/visualization, sleep hygiene, sunshine, and Melatonin.
For years I have struggled with C-Pap.
The full face head gear requires tethering at the neck and I was in constant pain. I was often awakened by the leaky seals and farting-sounds…tmi…lol
I have a DreamWorks apparatus now, but I can't maintain compliance. For almost 3 months, I have experienced trigeminal neuropathy and the mask hurts my temples and jaw… I cannot take Tegratol.
And again, I'm struggling with the seal… I hate seeing the red frowning face. I often sleep with my mouth open and have resorted to taping my mouth closed…not a good idea, but then I get green smiley faces.
I'm stressed that Medicare won't pay due to the lack of compliance.
I don't know what to do…