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Newbie Questions - opinions sought, various issues
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(01-26-2015, 07:54 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: I also believe that you're lack of having recalled dreaming can indicate that you did not get REM sleep, where {usually} dreams occur.

While you are, I believe, technically correct here, I think this statement is rather misleading. The vast majority of adults do not remember their dreams regularly. So a lack of remembered dreams does not usually indicate lack of dreaming, and I would consider this by itself to be a rather poor indicator.

On the other hand remembering a dream in the morning is pretty good evidence that you did indeed dream.

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#22
ha ha. yes, we rarely remember a dream we haven't had. there are other indications of having REM and probable dreaming, besides remembering. And remembering that your were dreaming is different than remembering anything clearly of what the dream was about.

sorry. I brought this up because some of the traces I saw of OP's sleep do not show the things I have noticed in my own traces that indicate dreaming. It also seems true of others who have posted who have complained of fuzzy headed feelings.

so, it made sense to ask about the dreamscape.
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#23
i am also sorry i could not be clearer in my post that mentioned the Adderall. I do not believe ADHD or Adderall causes apnea. i do believe that the web sources i saw said that regularly the use of Adderall by ADHD sufferers causes significant increase in plasma corticosteroid levels, and respiratory side effects including dyspnea have been reported. So, as i stated, taking Adderall might cause a rise in conditions that CPAP treatment is designed to fight. So, i thought i'd mention the two therapies may be doing a tug-of-war, with the OP bearing the brunt of it. oh, another side effect is anxiety. Wow.

QAL

Hey - I keep coming back - this obviously has captured my attention.

A point I wanted to make is that for ADHD patients some treatments seem counterintuitive, and that the application of CPAP might just be one of those... I read, for example here that caffeine (which is a psychostimulant; as is Adderall) can act as a depressant "calm down" for the ADHD patient.

We would never get on this forum and suggest caffeine use in the afternoon and evening for the person with a routine apnea profile. It seems (and is shown to be) counter to the whole premise of good sleep for the non-ADHD patient.

I so hope we can get some ADHD sufferers or Docs in that area of knowledge to lend our #tg73 a hand.


Meanwhile, I might add the suggestion, @tg73, have a nice cup of coffee a half hour before bed. and in between 2 hour naps Smile
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#24
I personally believe that the Apnea Board Wiki has it completely correct regarding the use of caffeine (in the form of coffee):

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Coffee

Coffee
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