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Sleeping with cpap machine

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wakilc +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Hello I am new to my air. I have been having some unusual things going on sincerely using machine. I use my cpap machine every night unless I have a cold or nose is stuffed up. Other than that I use it. My problem is that once I put cpap mask on I go right to sleep. But I can’t wake. Myself up unless I sneeze. Other than that my Wife has to wake me up every day. If not I will sleep and sleep and sleep. Is this dangerous or what? I have been wondering about this. May need to let my doctor know because it doesn’t seem normal to me by no means. Any info out there as to what could possibly be going on?

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Sierra +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Patron

That is a new one for me. Welcome to the forum though. I recall there has been some recent research that found 7 to 8 hours of sleep is the optimum amount for adults. It certainly would be worth talking to your doctor about it.

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wakilc +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Thank you for your reply. I will certainly check into it with my doctor soon.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi wakilc

There are many here who wish they had this problem but I think maybe they'd change their minds if it went on for too long.

Have you been sick recently or changed your medications?

Have other members of your family or close associates been sick recently?

It sounds very much like a number of disorders that can sometimes cause extreme fatigue.

There are short term infections or viruses like colds and flu and more problematic things like EBV and some exotic illnesses that can all cause profound sleepiness if they get into the wrong place or if the body over-reacts.

Then, if the fatigue persists for a very long time, they start calling it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Of course one would hope that it is something safe and fun like catching up on missed sleep or hibernating from the cold but it's certainly something you should discuss with your doctor.

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wakilc +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Thanks I will have it checked out soon, no no one is sick in my home. I do have chronic back pain also, take blood pressure medicine at night as doctor prescribed. No new medicines though. Puzzling to me. I used to be able to sleep a few hours before using machine and get up on my own. But would get up soak and wet because I didn’t know I was stopping breathing while sleep cause I hadn’t had a sleep study test done at the time. Just wondered why I was waking up drenched in water and ac was set on 68 degrees in house. Certainly not normal.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Are you in the south wakilc?

Do you mean night sweats or rain out from the humidifier?

If you are having night sweats with a CPAP machine and gear that is working you need to talk to your doctor about that too.

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wakilc +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Night sweats were before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have not been having them since using cpap. So that is good. I didn’t know back then what was going on.

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sleeptech +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

How long have you been using CPAP?

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wakilc +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

I have been using cpap since April 2017.

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