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Curious about using cpap: is it necessary?
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(11-24-2013, 09:18 PM)boar Wrote: I never felt tired either prior to using the CPAP nor felt like sleeping on the spots or had problems driving. I just used to push myself and carry on.

Me, too. I think it took so much mental concentration for me to function that I gave myself a constant tension headache. Now, after decades of living like that, I am learning to relax and enjoy life more.
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(11-24-2013, 09:29 PM)apibrgr Wrote: Right now, I've found that if I turn the machine off about an hour before I need to get up, I can fall back asleep for that hour & not wake up groggy and with a headache. I've been on the machine for 2 weeks & started doing that after about a week of feeling awful when I wake up. Something's gotta give, so I am going to ask the doc tomorrow.

Hopefully, your doctor will tell you to use the machine whenever you're sleeping.

That morning grogginess and headache are part of the adaptation process. Your body is in shock because it no longer has to keep waking itself up to breathe.

By sleeping without the machine you prolong the adaptation process. You also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and elevated blood pressure.
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