Forum · 30 days in and am fatigued, depressed and irritable

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[-] ImaginativeBabyBlueRam1398 +1 point · 5 months ago

Why do some people (like me), who seem to be tolerate the mask fine and record 9- and 10-hour sleep times, still awake dead-tired, irritable and depressed. On my 30th day of compliance last night, I took the mask off and slept 4-5 hours without. Even though 4-5 hours is too little for me, I still felt better than with the mask.

I have a ResMed AirSense 10 with nose pillows and a pressure of 8. The ResMed basic data keeper gives me gold stars and says everything is great. I don't feel great.

In the course of these first 30 days, I have taken three 1 1/2-2 hour afternoon naps without the CPAP and awoke refreshed.

What exactly is my mind or body supposed to do to make this work?

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[-] Ethansem +0 points · 4 months ago

It sounds like your pressures may be off or you might have other problems to address...something to bring up with your sleep dr for sure. I went through something similar (so tired some days I would start dozing off while driving) and am on my 2nd sleep machine (first was BiPAP and now ASV) and have had to go through several pressure adjustments and two other sleep studies. I will say its been a huge improvement but even after all this time I'm struggling with my energy to a degree. I can push myself for a few weeks and then seem to inevitably have a day where I'm so tired I can hardly move or even worse I get so run down that I just get sick. I'm told I'm a bit of a special case scenario by my dr though...central/complex sleep apnea usually affects older people but I'm only 38...go figure.

Basically, let you dr know what's going on and see what they suggest for next steps.

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[-] sleeptech +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Commentator

I'm not sure that I'd agree that central/complex sleep apnoea usually affects older people. That is true of obstructive sleep apnoea. There are a lot of neuro-muscular conditions which cause CSA, the suffers of which will never make it to old age. Having said that I suppose that as you get older there is more chance for something to go wrong and cause CSA. OSA is more common with age simply because all your bits get floppier as you get older, including your upper airway which makes it more likely to collapse and cause the obstruction. The conditions which cause CSA are mostly not specifically age related. So, after all that, don't feel too alone. I treat several people a week for CSA.

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[-] CompassionateSalmonEagle3453 +0 points · 4 months ago

Hi my name is frenando and I wanted to share. How í fix my problems of sleep apnea í was just like you very tired and really bad bags one day í got myself a big fan its 2 and a half feet and í sleep with it right next to my face. And ever since my sleep apnea has disappeared but give it a try ..k hope u get better

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[-] sleeptech +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Commentator

Did you have a study with the CPAP on, or were you just given an autoset and a pat on the back? If you have had a study to confirm that the treatment is actually working, and it showed that it is, you probably have something else as well OSA. There are oodles of medical problems which make you tired. If you have not had a study with CPAP on, get one. It's the best was to be sure of the efficacy of your treatment.

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