Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Morning rebellion
#1
I am trying to be a very compliant cpap user. I am making good progress, but one thing stumps me.
I wear the nasal pillows all night, but early morning, maybe 5 o 6 am I must just take the headgear off. I wake up for a few minutes, check out the time and go back to sleep.

But some demon inside me takes the mask off and I sleep the last hour without it. I would rather not do this. Anyone else do this and have any idea how to tame this sleepy tiger inside me.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
It happens to a lot of people. There's some ways to try and curb that dragon. Er, tiger.

One is to turn off the Autostart, if you have it on. This way when you take off the mask, the machine keeps running.

Next, attach the mask headgear to your shirt. This way, when you take off the mask, the noise of the air is right next to you and will be annoying enough that you wake up enough to make yourself put it back on.

Move the machine out of the way so that you cannot reach the on/off button easily.

Another thing to try is to start wearing the mask with the machine on during the day. Get used to what it feels like while awake. This will make it more likely you won't even think about putting the mask back on and going back to sleep.
PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




Post Reply Post Reply
#3
honestly, you might feel better just getting up when you uncouple from the machine. you could get some negatives from dozing off. some of us (yikes me!) sleep for 3.5 hours, get up for about 1.5 hours, then sleep for another 2.5 hours. I don't always feel marvelous, but not getting the over-tired feeling, either.

QAL

ps. I have been getting about 6.3 hours per night average. For 7 months.
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
You'll note I am listed as an Advisory Member. I am honored to be listed as such. See the fine print - Advisory Members as a group provide advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies. Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
When I wake up early, I usually lie there with the mask on, especially if one of the cats is saying he is hungry. That way he looks at me and leaves. I will usually fall back asleep and get up about an hour later. The only time I sleep without the mask is when I nod off in the recliner. I swear, there is some sleep inducing drug in it.

Homer
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  When do the morning headaches stop? cate1898 14 2,255 12-23-2016, 04:16 PM
Last Post: Sleeping Beauty
  early morning leakage problems jxyzobrien 1 442 08-17-2016, 07:11 AM
Last Post: icyura10
  Good morning... New user here kyhmm72 10 1,040 03-31-2016, 07:46 AM
Last Post: FrankNichols
  Humidifier almost full in the morning? ezdrifler 4 895 01-28-2016, 11:00 PM
Last Post: ezdrifler
  Does the OSA morning headache ever go away? Enhander 14 2,529 07-15-2015, 05:13 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  CPAP Machine doesn't blow air in morning like when I am going to sleep. Natasha Kleinhans 15 5,971 06-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Last Post: masbirdies
  My pressure jumps to 17cm in the morning.. badge 1 934 04-27-2015, 12:48 AM
Last Post: PaulaO2

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.