I have rls and mild sleep apnea (ahi 6 on my side, and 9 on my back). My doc said it's my rls that's interfering with my sleep. We started with meds but that hasn't helped much. Now she has me on cpap. It's only been 4 days so far and I haven't noticed a big difference. I'm hoping with more time it'll help.
The machine says i've been avging an ahi of 2.1 which apparently is good. However it feels like I'm always slightly awake. Is it possible that I'm just not falling completely asleep because I am conscious of having the mask on?
I'm not sure what else is next if cpap doesn't work. It feels like I barely get any sleep at night. I still wake up 2-3+ times a night. Sometimes I'll even fall asleep again during the day after taking modafinil or drinking coffee.