Hang in there Hara.
I think Medicaid/Medicare shouldn't track the time on it for a month or 2.
I found that at the beginning, I just did what I could. Don't be too hard on yourself. Your subconscious will eventually get used to it.
Its hard to believe that we ever get used to it.......but we do! Its important to find the right mask and the right settings though.
I was on autopap for quite awhile, and eventually discovered that I would wake up every time the pressure changed. I changed the setting to straight cpap, and started sleeping through the night.
At the beginning, I was soooooo mad at the machine. I discovered that I had to turn it into a friend. It made a difference!
Good luck to you Hara.
Thank you CathyA I really appreciate the support. I'm up to about 2-2 1/2 hours a night now. So hopfully I'll be up to the 4 hour a night that Medicaid/Medicare needs to pay for. HARA