I ALWAYS wear my mask when I sleep whether its for a nap or my regular night of sleep. If I don't I'm in a fog for hours...
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.
I agree with Newoptions on taking the initiative. Having been there I've found you have to continually stress the acute nature of the issue and the danger that either you or in this case your husband are in on a daily basis. What ended up being the turning point for me in getting timely help was not being able to drive on my really bad days. If they know you're a danger to yourself or others they may be able to put you on a list for last minute available appointment openings and things of that nature. Its the all too common scenario of the squeakiest wheel getting the grease so to speak....not fair but it is what is.
Hello all. I'm 38 years old and I've been dealing with complex sleep apnea now since 2012/2013. I have been through four separate sleep studies and two surgeries (tonsilectomy and turbinate redunction). I'm currently on a Phillips Respironics ASV machine which has been able to make me somewhat functional but I still struggle with my energy levels on a daily basis. I've been through some very hard financial times (lost two jobs because of this illness...some days I couldn't even drive into work) and haven't seen my sleep doctor in over a year. I'm just getting caught up on my medical bills after over a year (previous job had me earning $11 per hour less than I am now with horrific insurance) so I'm hopeful I can continue getting this figured out.
In any case its nice to see that at the very least I'm not alone in my daily struggle to get through each day. I'm just hoping I can move beyond chugging coffee on a daily basis at some point in the near future. - Ethan