yep. and different people have different results. I was still yawning and bleary-eyed for a few weeks, but gained energy, peace of mind, clarity, lack of confusion, anxiety, and anger. After a couple months of feeling refreshed, I am now craving sleep once again. It is just my body/brain going through the paces, making up for 5 plus years of sleep deprivation and crappy living. I refuse to live that way again.
If you get along for a while and still have symptoms of excessive sleepiness and things like crappy confused fuzzy headedness, then lets talk about your figures.
Now, go get whatever data you can that describes your sleep, like from EncoreBasic, ResScan, or Sleepyhead software. And keep track.
Dedicated to QALity sleep.
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Yes, I slept a lot each night the first few weeks. It has tapered off to about 7-8.5 hrs each night. There are some nights, especially after a really physically exhausting day, when I can sleep for 9-10 hours - but that is the exception rather than the norm.
Give your body some time to adjust to sleeping without the "micro-waking" that sleep apnea causes. Your body needs to heal damaged cells and sleep is the best way to do that.
Keep on APAPing!
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
I have days where I feel I can go back to sleep for a few hours and usually do. They are few and far between now, and I definitely have more energy.