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[-] Yayoe10 +1 point · 9 months ago

Hi everyone hope all is well. I'm 21 years old and recently got diagnosed with sleep apnea just waiting on machine and all that. Just wanted to see if anyone here also suffers from anxiety and depression . I'm sure my sleep apnea had made it worse since I always feel sleep deprived but wanted to see if with the CPAP treatment anyone had seen results with sleep and their anxiety . Thanks in advance.

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Commentator

Can't help with the anxiety and depression issues but do welcome you to the forum. Folks may be reticent about discussing these issues so I suggest you talk with your primary care doc and see what direction the doctor would suggest. If the issues are related to the effects of poor sleep or low blood oxygen levels, having these issues corrected by therapy certainly can't hurt. Best of luck and keep us in the loop with your progress.

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[-] Yayoe10 +0 points · 9 months ago

Thanks for your reply I appreciate it ! I will keep posting regarding my progress as soon as I start !

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[-] DanM +1 point · 9 months ago Sleep Commentator

Welcome to the Forum, Yayoe10! Glad to hear you got diagnosed and will receive treatment for your sleep apnea. There have been studies that link sleep apnea and depression. This article from the National Sleep Foundation might be of interested to you: https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/cdc-study-shows-association-between-depression-and-sleep-apnea. There is also an article from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine about a study that showed treatment with CPAP reduced the symptoms of depression in some adults: http://www.aasmnet.org/articles.aspx?id=5823. Hopefully, getting deeper and more consolidated sleep while on treatment will help with your symptoms, but you should continue to work with your doctor for your sleep apnea monitoring, depression and anxiety. Some patients find it helpful to keep a "sleep diary" of sorts to record how well they feel they slept and how their mood was during the day after the night of sleep. Best wishes with your treatment, and please visit the Forum if you have questions or want to share your experiences!

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[-] Yayoe10 +0 points · 9 months ago

Thanks I appreciate the response ! I'm checking out the articles as we speak! Hopefully it does help because I notice I've been sleep deprived for MONTHS. I try to get back but couldn't no matter what I tried I'm guessing that's what the sleep apnea was ! I'll make sure to post again when I start treatment !

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