Good advice. I am hoping to get back to good solid sleep. I sleep well with the therapy now and not getting up at all in the night. My numbers are very good and leak rake is very minimal. The first week of therapy I never woke up the entire night and my husband was amazed and I think even jealous LoL. The last couple weeks I wake up a couple times briefly usually if my husband has disturbed me. He has trouble maintaining sleep and is now considering going for a sleep study. Can't blame me anymore for keeping him awake
He doesn't snore. But there may be other issues going on with insomnia, restless legs, etc.
There were nights when I would have such light sleep and could never seem to just let it go and fall into deep sleep. I would go through an entire night knowing I was kind of asleep but not really fully out and was aware I wasn't sleeping soundly. My sleep study showed out of a total of 6 hrs (359.5 hrs), I spent 29 minutes in stage 1, 260 minutes in stage 2, 13 minutes in stage 3, 24 minutes in stage 4, 33.5 minutes in REM. That was eye-opening to me!
The last two medical appointments I have started being questioned about my blood pressure and asking if I have been having trouble with it. At my original consultation about sleep with my family doctor in October, my BP was a little high when the nurse took it but had gone down when the doctor retook it. They indicated that sometimes happens just being at the doctor's. I went to a different doctor today and was elevated again. He told me the same thing about being at the doctor's and one reading isn't indicative but wants me to get a cuff and monitor at home and keep a log. I did report to him that I have just been diagnosed with sleep apnea and began therapy a couple weeks ago. He agreed it could be the culprit. I am not sure how long it will take to right the wrongs caused by sleep apnea such as elevated blood pressure. Neither of the two doctors have outright thought it is at a point of needing medication but they are watching it now.