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CPAP causing daytime anxiety
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CPAP causing daytime anxiety
Hi Guys, 

Been on Cpap for 2 months now. AHI is down to 1.5 from 12-14. This is due to this forum and some of the recommendations I received (sleep position, cervical collar, Oscar). I feel a little better, memory and fatigue wise, but nothing too miracolous but I'm going to stay patient. 

One problem I have is daytime anxiety. I know people might say it's unrelated but nothing else has changed in my routine. I get it the moment I wake up and it's pretty brutal and it remains throughout the day. 

Has anyone else experienced this? I was thinking of lowering my pressure setting today to see if that helps. Currently my pressure setting is 9-15 but I consistely stay in the 9-10 range. Do you think that could help? Maybe the pressure is too high for me since I made the adjustments suggested by this forum and need a lower pressure?  

Please advise. I'm really struggling and can't see any other reason for my anxiety.
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RE: CPAP causing daytime anxiety
Are you feeling more rested once you do wake up, about the same, or worse? 

When you say anxiety, what exactly are you experiencing?
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RE: CPAP causing daytime anxiety
I wake up with an immediate sense of nervousness and perceived elevated heart rate (but it's actually normal because I have a fitbit on and monitor it). I get butterflies throughout the day and find it difficult to function.  I guess you can say it's kind of like depression (without the negative thoughts) but I didn't have this feeling until after I used cpap.
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