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CPAC machine and brain fog

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PracticalMagentaMouse2164 +1 point · almost 8 years ago Original Poster

Has anyone using a CPAC machine experienced '*brain fog' *? I have been using a machine for about five years. last week I have been very drowsy during the day as well as lethargic and lacking energy and cannot focus during work. I have read that exercise is a good way to deal with the fog. Any feedback re: what causes brain fog while using a machine and dealing with it would be appreciated. Thanks kind-of-alert

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BrainsNeedSleep +0 points · almost 8 years ago Sleep Commentator

OMG! Been there, done that, FINALLY getting better! If you would like some more reading, read the article I wrote for this site (briefly) about my experience -- specifically about the EERS treatment for complex apnea that has given me my brain back, but in general you may notice some similarities to your experience.

Catch it before it gets worse!

And YES, aerobic exercise -- I am doing the hamster thing at a gym on an elliptical and a recumbent bike, too many ortho issues for running -- helps VERY much! In fact, I am due to go do mine today in an hour...writing fast, here :-)

The brain fog, in my somewhat educated opinion, is a result of several things: how is your diet? I found wheat and sugar killed my brain, made fog worse; how is your apnea treatment? ARE you in fact being treated adequately and/or properly for the kind of apnea you have; and what drugs are you taking, because some of them actually can cause that brain fog....

Let us know how you do! https://myapnea.org/blog/2016/02/complex-sleep-apnea-a-patient-s-story

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