09-22-2015, 07:47 PM
I am new to this site and have been using my CPAP machine for a little over 3 months I was doing so well up till now. Now I am having issues with constant waking up and it has left me exhausted. My doctor told me that with the CPAP the first few months is the honeymoon period and then you do not feel as good using the machine. In addition to sleep apnea I have fragmented sleep disorder in which I wake up every few hours. Now I am told to take Xanax each night before bed.
I thought I was cured with the sleep apnea machine only to find out I am not.
Has anyone else gone through this?
09-22-2015, 08:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-22-2015, 08:01 PM by eseedhouse.)
Well I struggle with staying asleep, mostly because I get the "urge to go" and that wakes me up. My AHI is nice and low so I take two Xanax about a half hour before going to bed. Recently I've been able to keep it down to one or two wake ups per night. I find that if I can get in four hours or more before the first awakening I feel a bit better the next day. I usually get around seven hours sleep over an eight hour period.
I've tried various medications (other than the Xanax) and so far they haven't helped much.
I'd have a talk with my doctor and see if he (or she) has any ideas that might help.
There are things you can do in the evening that help you sleep better, like staying away from any computer or television screens, and keeping the lights as low as you can stand.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
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