Thank too so much, it's a relief to be able to talk to someone about this, is it possible that this is all in my head? The reason I say that is because I have suffered anxiety attacks in the past, and right now, with what is going on i constantly feel an attack coming on and i have to focus hard to keep it at bay. I should also mention that in my desperation i drank an entire bottle of red wine last night, the calming effect allowed me to sleep for what i think is a good 5 hours, but once it wore off (around 2 a.m.) it was the same old story again. So as much as i would hate the idea, do you think its possible that i am doing this to myself? I don't see how that is possible but I feel I need to ask. I am going to see my dr today and I hope he has a solution for me because I feel like I am losing my mind, I've missed work for 4 days and I am at my wits end. Thank you for your help.
Edit: if I do have central sleep apnea, is the treatment easy, is their light at the end of the tunnel for me?
I just got a cpap machine but it seems I've developed a new problem, every time I start to doze off, I stop breathing and wake myself up. I haven't had a good night's rest in 3 days. My cpap is for obstructive sleep apnea, but now I have what seems like central sleep apnea. Is there anyone that can point me in the right direction. Of course I'm going to see my doctor, but this isn't something that can wait, obviously sleeping and breathing are pretty much 2 things that can't wait. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Edit: I forgot to mention, this problem started happening a few days before I got my cpap, and it also happens even when I'm not using the cpap.