Hi. I am brand new to this forum. I am a 48 year old male diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. Before CPAP my first sleep test indicated that I was at a 68% oxygen level and was getting 0% State 3 Deep Sleep and only 15% Stage 4 Deep REM sleep with 101 arousals an hour. My spouse, friends, family and even my co-workers have been complaining about my snoring for the past twenty years.
I have had a CPAP machine for only four nights. I have already adjusted to the mask and machine with no problems. Last night I even logged 8.5 hours with the device.
My problem is that I am completely exhausted during the day. The last two days it has taken me one to two hours to even get out of bed in the morning. I can't functiopn at work. I feel comatose all day long. I am falling asleep at my desk and at traffic lights. It's ten times worse than when I started with the CPAP just a few nights ago.
Again, I have no issues with the mask or the machine and it's not depression. But at this point I am completely useless to my family and co-workers. It is complete exhaustion and total fuzzyheadedness. I intend to see my way through this treatment but any help, input, guidance, advice, support or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
It could be that your body is just catching up. You are finally getting good sleep and your body and brain are just having too much fun sleeping. It is not uncommon. Google "Sleep Debt" to find out more about this. It is an interesting concept. While we truly cannot "catch up on our sleep" we can catch up on the damage that was done from the lack of sleep.
You've just started so there's going to be changes to your sleep patterns. You may need to go to bed several times earlier just so you can wake up on time. Stay away from the energy drinks and stuff. Let your body and brain figure out this new routine. Do NOT give up. Keep at it. Take some time off from work if you need to. Find someone to car pool with.
It is very encouraging that you are having no issues with the mask or machine. Consider yourself very lucky!
Which S9 do you have?
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I don't know which S9 model. I can try and check tonight.