dpg3 wrote:Does anyone else have this problem. If I'm on my CPAP machine for any length of time I wakeup light headed and fatigued. Somedays I feel better at work but others days I am a complete zombie and have huge mood swings, get angry easily. Normally it takes quite a bit to get me angry. But I'm seen myself fly off the handle a couple of times, after waking up light headed and fatigued from the CPAP. I've mentioned this to the people who have sold me the machine. They said if might be from residual sleep deprivation. But they really didn't seem to sure about that. I get the feeling their major concern is selling the CPAP machine. Insurance pays for it so it's not hard to convince people to try it. An ear nose and throat specialist thinks it has something to do with my sinuses so has prescribed me a steroid spray to use twice a day. I usually don't have much success with them but I'll try it cause I'm desperate.
I've used the CPAP on and off for the last few months. But I keep getting discouraged with my lack of progress and the light headiness. The light headiness really worries me cause it just doesn't feel right. Wondering if the machine is doing more harm than good. I'm thinking I should've taken the dental option. But after my take home sleep study and the advise of the specialist was to get the CPAP. Should of researched more before I got the CPAP. Seems like a lot of people on here are the same as me with mixed to poor results.
My mask could be more comfortable but I have few leaks and I have an auto pressure CPAP so that's not an issue. I'm very worried because I still have the sleep apnea with all it's associated ills. I am dead tired most days and drink coffee to keep me awake.
So if anyone has had similar problems I'd love to hear about it?
Scooterpilot wrote:I have severe sleep apnea and was prescribed a CPAP. I've been using it since March of this year and I'm having the same issues you are. My anxiety level is also extremely high before I go to sleep. Why? Because I never sleep through the whole night. With the volume on are being forced into me via the CPAP, I wake up 15 or 20 times a night. If I move at all while sleeping, the mask will break the seal and rush of air into my eyes or face immediately wakes me up. Last week I noticed that I could hardly keep my eyes open while attending an all day training session. I talked to my GP Doctor and he just says, you have to get use to it. There must be a better way.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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