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Apnea or stress/depression
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After using auto CPAP for one month with no better sleep..... my sleep doctor thinks that because my sleep apnea is so mild and the CPAP isnt working that the problem is stress/depression not from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Mar 9, 2012.

Over 3 weeks no better 1
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Hi everyone,Been using my auto cpap for 3 wks. and 3 days. Only 2 nights out of that time I have slept maybe3-4hrs. I usually wake up in 1 1/2 - 2hrs. then can't get back to sleep. I have to keep it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike C (STILL at the Beach!) Mar 7, 2012.


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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea, Other
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
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At 8:34am on March 1, 2012, Mary Z said…

Darlene, good luck and keep us posted on what the sleep doc says.

At 4:09pm on February 29, 2012, Mary Z said…

Darlene, unfortunately this is complaint we have heard frequently lately.  It's not an easy problem to solve. Discuss this with your sleep doctor and perhaps he can write a prescription to help you relax and get through the night. Be sure to stress this is a real BIG problem for you.  In the meantime you might try one of the PM pain relievers with benadryl.  The benadryl helps you sleep while the tylenol (or advil or whatever) takes care of barely perceptible aches and pains which may contribute to keeping you awake.

One thing you can do is gradually increase the time every night/week with the mask on in bed to slowly become more accustomed with all the gear.  A hose hanger may help get the hose out of the way and reduce stress on the mask.

Something that helps me though it is against all the rules of good sleep hygiene is to turn the tv on to something calming, set the timer, turn over so the light is off my face and just listen to the voices.  I concentrate on the voices and it distracts me from the other stuff and I fall back to sleep  I have heard that sleep maintenance insomnia can be hard to correct.  Keep working for a little progress each day.  If the mask is uncomfortable keep searching for the right one.

Wish I could be more help.

Mary Z.


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