Until recently my awake episodes during the night were caused by OSA related events, RERAs, and nasty leak effects and also old age joint issues where my body is begging for me to change positions. I was always disturbed and uncomfortable when the awakening happened. And of course when I awoke I would then need to visit the bathroom.
Well it appears that I have tweaked myself into a new sleep profile. I rarely if ever awake from OSA related disturbances. I have had zero events for the last 4 days and also for 6 of the last 10 days. I still wake up 2 or three times to change position. I suppose I could just roll over while asleep but, no, because there are dog(s) in the way
The new phenomenon is the "sleep-awake" which has happened a couple of times. Something turns my mind awake, like a silent light switch, but my body feels like it is asleep. Not paralyzed but extremely comfortable, no muscle tone, eyes too heavy to open, breathing and heart rate very gentle. The pressure from the machine is at its low; I can barely feel it. There is no sound from the machine or mask. There is no disturbance and no desire to move anything. I just wonder about it for awhile and let my brain go back to sleep.
I have no idea what awakenes me. I look at the data and see some rough breathing and a few "too short" duration As and Hs. If these were awakening me I would feel the disturbance. Maybe this is what happens to healthy breathers. I have tried to think back to my sleep before OSA but can't remember.
Do those of you who report that you sleep through the night really not wake up at all?