wiredgeorge

wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015
wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015

Welcome Random... Glad you are getting deep sleep but I am not sure some of assertions are quite on the mark:

You wrote: "I don’t know all the science behind it, but I know these machines get you into a really deep sleep state, and it is somewhat artificially regulated because it’s not the same sleep you’d get naturally. I believe I read that the sleep cycles are fixed for something like 30-45 minutes."

A PAP machine of any sort doesn't have some diabolical sleep state control mechanism. You hit REM sleep because your sleep isn't interupted with OSA events. I think that when you go on the internet and read stuff, you should probably fact check the results. Sleep cycles are not fixed at anything.

Second point; turning off your CPAP and continuing to sleep is counterproductive as far as treating OSA. If you turn it off and sleep an hour and a half without the benefit of therapy, you are losing a large chunk of therapy; this is likely not a real healthy way to avoid being a morning zombi. I don't know why you feel groggy for an extended period of time but that might be someone someone else can take a stab at or requires a chat with your doc but coming out of sleep with white noise and increasingly louder noises? I doubt that is harmful but it just doesn't click for me. Talk to a real sleep specialist and not some internet self-appointed guru (like me bwhahahaha) and you are more likely to find some real answers.