I am wondering if I might be anemic also. It does run in my family. I might call my doctor on Monday and see if I can get a blood test done
I am in the same boat. I have been on a CPAP machine for five months now. Even though the results show I’m having barely any events per hour I still wake up tired and feel fatigued pretty much all day long. I even get dark circles under my eyes which I never used to get. I am sleeping better than I was before the CPAP, so there has been improvement, but I still feel pretty crappy, just not as crappy as I was.
I started using a CPAP back in March. A few months ago I started noticing when I would first wake up in the morning and get out of bed I would be a little bit dizzy sometimes, but it would pass after about a minute. Then all of a sudden about a month ago I woke up in the middle of the night and rolled over and the room started spinning like I was drunk. I was dizzy for a few days and went to see my doctor who sent me to physical therapy at a balance center. Since that time the vertigo has gotten better but I still get it when I set up or lay down suddenly. Typically when walking around I don’t really feel it, although, today I’ve been getting it off and on.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Do those oral appliances do any good? I've thought about trying one of those, but I'm skeptical
I was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea a year and a half ago. I did a sleep study with a take home monitor and it said I was having 6 events per hour. I decided at that time not to go on a machine because it wasn't that bad and even though I would get a little tired here and there throughout the day it wasn't usually stopping me from doing my activities. A little over a month ago, however, things suddenly got really bad. The moment I would start dozing off my throat would close and I would get jolted back awake from snoring or snorting. It was taking me hours to fall asleep and it would be really late at night by the time I did and I was waking up exhausted. After a week of it I went back to the sleep clinic and got the CPAP machine.
I've been using it for two weeks, but I am still feeling like absolute garbage most of the day. I've had a couple of days where I've felt less fatigued and was actually able to hit the gym, but for the most part my physical activity has completely stopped because I have no energy. I have an AirSense 10 AutoSet machine with an AirFit N20 nose mask. The settings are all auto with the pressure starting at 4 when I turn it on and max setting of 20. I am definitely having less events per hour, which I can tell even without looking at the data. The data on myAir shows it's been as low as 1 event on a few nights, never been more than six. All my scores have been between 80 to 100, yet despite all of this I feel terrible. I am still so tired.
I notice I don't sleep through the whole night. I only seem to sleep for about two or three hours and then I wake up. It takes a me a bit to fall back to sleep and I'll do a couple of more hours and wake up again. Sometimes I have to restart the machine to go back to a pressure of 4 because I can't seem to fall back to sleep as easy when the pressure is higher. I usually check the pressure real quick when I do wake up wondering if there was any common pressure setting that maybe was causing me to wake up after a few hours. I've seen as low as 6 and as high as 13, so there is no common denominator. Last night, for the first time (that I'm conscious of anyway), I actually woke up gasping for air, almost like I had stopped breathing altogether.
I'm trying to stay positive because I know it takes time, but my life totally sucks because of this. I've trained in MMA for several years and I haven't been to the gym in over a month ever since this got really bad. I also would go to Orange Theory a few times a week for exercise and I've only made it there twice since this started. I pretty much lay on my couch all evening once I'm done working because I'm too fatigued to do anything. When I do get up I feel lightheaded and dizzy at times. I have no social life anymore. I've barely seen my friends. I was expecting better results than this and I'm becoming frustrated and depressed now
I just started my therapy two weeks ago. I have the same machine you do also set to auto and I feel the same way you do. I pretty much feel like crap all day long, some days not as bad as others, but not good. I also get lightheaded and dizziness when I stand up too.