Welcome to the Forum!
I'm still a newbie and I'm going to wait for others to chime in, but congrats on trying again and coming here for answers!
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Sometimes it can take a while before you notice improvements but it sounds like you are noticing some slight improvement, just stick with it.
Sounds like you are off to a good start, keep on going.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as youcontinue and get used to your CPAP therapy.
I was reading some related posts and someone asked about 90% pressure rates, so I thought I would post them here to get ahead of that question.
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(07-21-2015, 05:30 PM)ndynamics Wrote: Here's the issue: I feel ok during the day but not *great*. I would say I feel 20% better than before therapy. I still feel like falling asleep in the afternoon. I don't shoot out of bed ready to go in the morning, but it takes me 45 minutes to wake up instead of the two hours it took before.
The people who get an immediate miracle cure on *PAP therapy do exist but I don't think they are the rule. I think they are the exception. It took me several months to start feeling clearly better. Well, I was already 70 and had probably been living with apnea for twenty years or so. So it's hardly surprising it took some time.
What I first noticed was that I had stopped going downhill, which I could feel myself doing before they added oxygen into my APAP therapy. I don't know how old you are, but older people I would expect to have to wait longer to notice improvement. The longer you'vbe had apnea untreated the longer it will probably take for your body to repair itself.
So you are doing the right thing and tracking your results with SleepyHead and your results show that you have stopped strangling yourself many times every night. I think that the more damage you did while you were strangling yourself the more likely it is you will take some time to really notice the improvements.
If after a few months you still haven't noticed an improvement or feel yourself getting worse you may need a different type of therapy and you should be proactive in telling your DME and your doctor that you feel you need more help than you are getting. But in the meantime give it a chance to help you.
It would be nice if we all had a miraculous recovery to normalcy upon starting therapy, but the world rarely works that way.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
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