I am 67 years old and suspect that i have had sleep apnea for 30 or more years. After having the tests it turns out that I was having more than 60 AHIs per hour. Since I had been having increasing memory problems, morning and afternoon naps, increasing high blood pressure etc I appeared to be an ideal candidate for CPAP.
So I've been using a ResMed machine now for two weeks. Generally speaking I'm finding it easy to use and generally (but not always) sleep much better with less wakening during the night. My AHIs are now in the 0.2 to 0.8 per hour range which would seem to be good.
So what's the problem? Well, basically I don't feel any better for it. After reading about the terrible things that apnea does to you I had expected to feel rejuvenated, re-energised, improved blood pressure; basically 18 again (well maybe not quite 18). But I have no more energy, still need my naps, blood pressure is actually rising. I feel more like 80 than 18!
So what to do? Is my experience common? Does it get better? Should I persevere?
Your comments would be much appreciated.