I have been having a lot of problems lately. And I know there are correlations with sleep apnea and depression, so I want to get to the bottom of things.
Here have been some of my issues:
So....it's often hard to tell whether this is related to the sleep apnea (which I currently have not been using my machine to treat) OR if it's just a general depression. Or both?
Either way: I have to get to the bottom of this.... What can I do from here? Will anti-depressants work? Or do I have to find a way to treat the apnea? (which I actually made another topic about)
Trouble Committing to CPAP- Now What?
I've had trouble committing to my CPAP machine. For a number of reasons:
The mask has been uncomfortable, and my sleepy self accidentally takes it off mid-sleep without thinking
The mask is on the floor for some reason when I wake up in the morning. Probably due to reason #1.
The hose itches my nose, and I've sometimes gotten a cold or whatever.
I've been too lazy to clean my machine
I've simply been unable to commit to it most nights, even when I make a pact with myself or make a conscious effort.
So: What do I do now? If I haven't been able to commit to my CPAP, what do I do about this lousy disease? And the depressive side effects that come from sleep apnea?