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Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
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RE: Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
I had MAJOR brain fog that severely affected cognition and speech.

I stumbled upon some helpers: eliminate gluten from my diet, & treat my Lyme. But CPAP has effectively eliminated the remainder of my brain fog!!!!!!
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RE: Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
Communication can be a big word. You will need to communicate with your wife and kids that the CPAP is needed or your health WILL get worse. The brain fog is a result of not using the CPAP in your case.

I had brain fog until I started CPAP, BPAP, then ASV therapy. It did affect my thinking, causing more negative thoughts and behavior. It did slowly go away, as I said, upon use of xPap. I'd estimate it took a few weeks to fade out.

I have neither, girlfriend, wife, or kids, but if I did, they would need to support xPap use. And I'd communicate why I need ASV to sleep.

You have the choice to communicate and to use it or not, but accept the consequence of being worse for it if you don't use xPap.

Coffee

PS I'll add in consider inspire like Sleeprider suggested if CPAP really cannot work. I believe you owe yourself and your family that you do something positive and not passively take what comes.
Dave

I'm not a doctor in real or fictional life. My posts include opinions based upon user experience regarding CPAP therapy and should not be considered medically professional direction or advice. Even a 1,000 mile trip requires a good first step. My recommended first steps include getting good walking shoes, 1 great cup of coffee, and a good GPS.

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RE: Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
I strongly advocate for CPAP and agree with others here that communicating its benefits and getting the support of your family are essential.

I have been doing CPAP with great consistency for 90 days. I would like to say that I have been cured of my brain fog but on many days I still feel it. This might be a matter of stress, lack of more consistent sleep, whatever... But my wife claims that the fog is not as bad as before and that I recover from it more quickly in the a.m.

My sleep doctor said recently, "It would certainly be nice if you felt more alert and energetic, but let's be clear: You must do CPAP for your brain and heart first, and for positive side effects second."
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RE: Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
I have been using cpap for about 2 months now.  I am a mum to a special needs child and he had no issues accepting how I look with my mask on.  Kids accept these things and without judgment far better than adults do from my experience.

For me I suffered brain fog severely prior to using cpap, but never realised it was brain fog.  Honestly, I thought my cognitive capacity was slightly impaired.  Within the first 2 days of using cpap I felt 100% better and had a clear head from the time I got out of bed.  That is the moment I realised I previously suffered brain fog!  

It is hard when our kids are little and we need to get up to them in the night and especially if your partner wants you to take turns and you sleep through it (because suddenly your quality of sleep is so much better), but at least when you treat your sleep apnoea you know you have reduced the risk of having a stroke and heart attack so you will likely be around and in your family's lives much longer than if you have untreated sleep apnoea, and you will have a lot more energy during the day to play with your daughter and make some wonderful memories.  For me, treating the sleep apnoea means I no longer need to have 3-5 hour afternoon naps so I am a lot more present with my family.

I am also told non-compliance with cpap once diagnosed might mean you risk having your driver's licence taken away too which will place potential hardship on you and your family.  Compliance means wearing the mask for 4 hours per night.

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RE: Brain fog improvement? Your experience?
I mentioned a couple things that lead to my brain fog, and I forgot to mention Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi gives me pretty severe brain fog.
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