I sleep on my side, with a full face mask and a cpap pillow has helped a lot. I don't remember specifically which one I have but it is similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Lunderg-CPAP-Pillow-Side-Sleepers/dp/B084R77J83/ref=sr\_1\_3\_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=cpap+pillow+side+sleepers&qid=1624814070&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFKR1YwWjgyTFNDUkMmZW5jcnlwdG...
I'm an "active sleeper," rolling from side to side and occasionally sleeping on my back.
With a full-face mask, this is a problem.
I've been using this pillow for almost three weeks now, and it seems to have done the trick.
Hi there, good luck with adapting to the CPAP. I'm also in Canada and a side sleeper using a full face mask. I had some difficulties but I did find using a CPAP Pillow to be quite helpful.
I bought this one off amazon, it's a bit expensive but really helped not push the mask around when I'm on my side. Not associated with the seller or anything, just thought I'd share it in case it helps, as I was looking around for quite some time before I found it! I wouldn't get it right away, but maybe keep it in mind if you need it down the line.
They all seem similar to me, but I’ve been very happy with my Lunderg. I wear a ResMed F20 Air ouch FFM.
Lunderg CPAP Pillow for Side Sleepers - Includes 2 Pillowcases - Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow for Sleeping on Your Side, Back & Stomach - Reduce Air Leaks & Mask Pressure for a Better Sleep https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084R77J83/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_1PPH73TZVK59YC3YXPCY
My husband got this one and liked it so much that I got one too. This will be my second night. Definitely recommend. Lunderg CPAP Pillow for Side... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084R77J83?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
After 2 years I still hate mine. I suck it up though, otherwise I don't get any sleep.
Ramp should be off as others have said.
I think it took me a good 6 months to get used to it.
Try a pillow like this, it helps. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B084R77J83/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Lunderg CPAP Pillow for Side... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084R77J83?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I like my lunderg cpap pillow. Got it on amazon. A regular pillow case does actually fit on it too.
just over my pillow to the machine. I have one of those fancy pants cpap pillows....
I use nasal pads or the full mask only.
Tis a great thing https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B084R77J83/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm going to take a different approach to this.
Doctors and so many professionals will tell you to have a routine. I know people hate routines but if you want him to wear it, or attempt to.... then you must routine. BOTH OF YOU.
It took nearly a year for me to listen to my wife about apnea and then she recorded me on video. Off to the lab I went.
I hate my mask. Truly hate it. Ok, maybe not hate anymore but it took the full face mask, the nose cone and then the nasal pads and a CPAP friendly pillow.
Ok, routines. Set a specific bed time for both. No phones in bed. No TV in the bedroom. Or at least a firm off time. One of the best things we ever did was get rid of the TV in our bedroom. It's not needed. We have a family room for that. Even reading can be bad if you have sleep apnea. You need to fall asleep with the mask ON. So read with the mask on.....
So if you go to bed at 10, no devices a half hour before. Get ready for bed and just do it. I usually sit on the bed for 1-2 minutes and breathe slowly before I put my mask on. I then sit there for another minute or so to get used to the pressure.
It takes time. It took me a year and a half to really adjust. My sleep still sucks but if I don't use my machine, I am freaking miserable.
He needs to learn. It's ok to go through different masks, chin straps, whatever it takes. Nasal sprays for stuffiness (to start). A glass of water an hour before bed to hydrate to help with being stuffy.
The other option is to show him this thread and how pissed off everyone else gets and reaction from spouses.
I still say routines are best.
I use nasal pillows AND a weighted blanket. I toss a turn a lot less with the blanket.
I also have a cpap pillow. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B084R77J83/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am a side sleeper.
You may want the ramp off.