(07-06-2014, 07:18 PM)APAAW Wrote: They said there are results you'd see right away? I wish that had been so for me and everyone else. If that were always so, then there would never be a problem with people adjusting to CPAP, since it'd be so immediately rewarding, and not much reason to visit this board.
Instead, most of us feel some anxiety/don't like having to have a machine hum away to improve our health/have difficulty falling back asleep if we wake in the middle of the night/etc. Most of us have been right there with you. Some do fine early on, some have to really persevere - but sooner or later I'd expect your CPAP will do you unmistakable good.
Improvements in fatigue do result right away or nearly so for a few lucky folks, within a couple of weeks for others, months for still others. I'm probably in the last group. But it is making a difference, even for me.
As has been suggested elsewhere, the most immediate evidence generally noticed is a reduction in trips to the bathroom during the night. When you're sleeping more soundly, they'll be reduced, and you'll know things are starting to work for you. It sounds like you're already on your way.
The rest takes time and patience - and support. The support can be found at this board; it made a huge difference for me.
I realize you posted this in July sometime, but I am searching the posts on fatigue and sleep debt and found your post.
Sigh, I am not doing well with patience right now - I want more energy and I want it NOW! Grin! OK, I will TRY to be patient.
Also, I am having to be patient for my hubby's energy level, which is much lower than mine. He had used "the brick" since 2003 and just got his new PR System One 60 Series in August and he Still takes unplanned naps...sigh...
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!