How long have you been using a CPAP? For some people, the dreams can be quite vivid, even having nightmares, after starting using a CPAP.
The dreams should calm down after a while. Your brain is busy having fun! It's not had much dream time in a while.
Thanks for your reply. I have been using CPAP for 12 months. I am 60 years old and retired. I used to dream heavily years before being diagnosed with sleep apnea. I think I had sleep apnea for several years before CPAP but forgot what it was like to dream. After using CPAP the heavy dreams have returned. I believe it is REM sleep which is supposed to be good as I have read. Very interesting side affect/benefit of CPAP.
It can be, yes! Prior to starting CPAP use, I could manipulate my dreams. Stop, start, rewind, change scenes, all sorts of stuff. I thought it was fun and I thought everyone could do this.
I readily admit I miss being able to do that but I know NOT being able to means I am sleeping right.
A few times I have realized I was changing a dream and made myself wake up. Each time the mask was off.
Sadly, there might be a different sleep disorder that is causing/contributing to the 'fatigue'....but they check for sleep apnea first (and if they find it, they need it to be taken care of first.)
I've heard doctors say continuing EDS after 1 year of CPAP compliance is Narcolepsy. Though my doctors only know about the classic kind with major presentation (or that there are 4 kinds. Though I heard researcher say that IH is Narcolepsy, its just that the doctor gave up too soon. Though I'm not sure why they think IH is a diagnosis.
Idiopathic Hypersomnia => Idiopathic for 'unknown cause' and Hypersomnia is 'sleepy all the time' => So, I'm sleepy all the time for an unknown reason.
How about the lack of deep sleep in my sleep study? The one they say usually indicates sleep apnea, even though I have 0 Apneas and 0 Hyponeas in my second study (done 2 years after the first one.)
You may be a dreamer, but I'm The Dreamer, the definite article you might say!
Dreamer, do u suffer from fatigue as well.