Hi all, I’m a 28 year old female and just got diagnosed with sleep apnea. I seem to be a little unique in that I remember waking up throughout the night, and I’ve developed insomnia as a result of waking up so many times per night. It’s not uncommon for me to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep (all of this prior to starting cpap). This is my first week on cpap, and I really want it to work. I can fall asleep fine on it, but I wake up after about 3 hours and take it off because I can’t fall back asleep once I wake up, and then either sleep restlessly the rest of the night or don’t fall back asleep at all. I’m not really sure what to do, I am worried that my apnea won’t improve because I can’t tolerate it for long enough, and I’m even more exhausted than before. I’m worried that I have to keep going to work and operating on such little sleep when I’m already sleep deprived. I want this to work so badly but I don’t know how to sleep through the night. I’m going to talk to my doctor, but do you guys have any similar experiences/advice?