Forum · Pain with lack of sleep

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[-] Ruby +0 points · about 1 year ago

Does anyone have general body pain when trying to get a good night's sleep? Many people also suffer with fibromyalgia or arthritis but I just wondered how many others with sleep apnea have pain that is not associated with either of the above.

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · about 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

I quickly found that when sleeping with a mask I had to lie on my back. Since I was sleeping very soundly, this wasn't an issue except that my lower back would scream with pain in the AM and even woke me a few times. I found relief for this by propping up a bit; about 15 degrees I guess. That solved the lower back issue. I know these pains of mine are not generalized but are from lying in a stationary position through the entire night and that might be the key to resolving your pain issue. If you can't come up with a definite reason for the pain, a medical doctor might be a better choice for advice.

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[-] Ruby +1 point · about 1 year ago

Thanks for the reply! I do have the same situation if I lie in one position for too long. I have a body pillow that I use for that purpose. Mine is more of a really bad aching in the joints and muscles.

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[-] wiredgeorge -1 point · about 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

The generalized pain in your joints and muscles may not be related to the CPAP therapy and a chat with your doctor seems to be the right answer. My wife suffers fibromyalgia; sometimes here skin is painful to the touch and she has aching in an area that seems to move and sometimes she is OK. I don't think anyone knows what sets this off. She takes meds to help ease the symptoms. I know there are people who have more medical knowledge than I do so hopefully someone can point you in the right direction or t here MAY be a link between CPAP and the pain you have. Keep us apprised of what happens!

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[-] Ruby +0 points · about 1 year ago

Thanks for your kind reply and suggestions. I'll do some checking!

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · about 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

This is the sort of info that might prove helpful or at least educational.... google is your friend: http://www.sleep-apnea-guide.com/fibromyalgia-symptoms.html

Only thing I would add is that any article may or may not be accurate even if it sounds scientific.

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[-] UtahCPAP +0 points · about 1 year ago

I have been on it a week and in the morning my chest and adb. are sore and achy. Is this the CPAP?

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · about 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

Sore? Could be an increased effort to breathe at night I guess. Best to discuss with your doctor as it may be other things. Good luck!

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[-] UtahCPAP +0 points · about 1 year ago

Thank you she told me that sore is ok as the lungs fill more than before but i wanted to check with those who use CPAPs.

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[-] BrightPearNightingale3287 +0 points · about 1 year ago

Very unscientific observation, but I have a feeling that the pain in my joints/muscles (especially hands, and especially wrists) takes turn for the worse if I get too little sleep few days in a row. Do not have diagnosis of arthritis.

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[-] Battleaxe +1 point · 11 months ago

Lack of sleep plus caffeine plus bright or fluorescent lights = migraine.

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