Patients Sleep apnea
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Posted on 10/31/20 6:41 AM
I've been on a cpap machine for about 4 months now!
I can still sleep all day, im always tired. I get home after work and will sleep for 3 or 4 hours after a full night's rest.
So how do I know if my therapy is working im still asleep more then im awake....
Beginning of the discussion - 11/2/20How do you know you are getting better? https://www.carenity.us/forum/sleep-apnea/living-with-osteoarthritis/how-do-you-know-you-are-getting-better-2707
Posted on 11/2/20 9:30 PM
@Shirahannah77 Hi Shirahannah77, thank you for opening this discussion. Let me tag some other members who may be able to share their thoughts on this.
Hello everyone, I hope you're doing well! When did you start noticing a difference in your sleep quality and over all quality of life with your CPAP? Was it more or less immediate, or did it take some time to start feeling better?
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Feel free to share your experiences here!
Posted on 11/2/20 10:14 PM
I noticed a difference in my sleep about a month. I sleep throughout the night. And the machine is quite.
Posted on 12/7/20 7:41 PM
I started with A cpap machine. Tried it for about a year could not get used to it. So my doctor prescribed a bipap machine which is much better. But I still hate it. And my problem is I cant fall asleep and when I do I only sleep a few hours. So he prescribed a sleep aid. Ambien and Xanax. I can sleep 7 or 8 hours a night if I take these. But I don’t like taking medication to sleep. Does anyone else have this problem?
Posted on 12/15/20 12:30 AM
@Nellie1954 I took ambien for almost 1 year when I first started. Now every once in a while I took an over the counter sleeping aide, but don't need it very often.