11-18-2014, 08:03 PM
(This post was last modified: 11-18-2014, 09:41 PM by surferdude2.)
Perhaps show the good doctor some nightly readouts with graphs so that he may rule out getting another home sleep test. It may just be that sleep apnea wasn't the culprit that was waking you in the middle of the night. You can have restless leg syndrome without knowing it, especially if you sleep alone, since there's nobody to tell you if your legs are jumping occasionally. You won't necessarily be aware of that on your own, some are while some aren't.
There are other causes for waking. Do you wake and feel out of breath? Do you wake with a rapid heartbeat? Do you just seem to wake for no reason? Any of those, and more, could mean you might have some other problem in addition to apnea. Try to remember how you feel when first awakening in the middle of the night so you can have something for your doctor to go on if it comes to that. He may want to fit you with a recording device to see if your pulse rate, blood pressure and/or some other vital sign is going wonky.
Aside from the above, if you wake for no apparent reason and also have trouble falling asleep, you may need to use a sleep aid medication for a while to get back on track. Anxiety about CPAP is often a culprit in cases like yours and a sleep aid could get you past that point and to where you are comfortable with it. Time alone will also do that in most cases, if you can stand the wait.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Thank you for your ideas and well wishes.
Paula,here are the answers to the Qs you asked:
Events: of the average 1-2 ahi most are OA with a few CA. I don't know how to tell how long the events last.
The 90% pressure is 9.44.
Avg. Leak rate 0.34
90% leak rate 0.00
When I go to the doctor are they seeing all of the same kind of information that I can see on Sleepyhead?
Surferdude, my husband says my legs stay put all night. No rapid heartrate or feeling out of breath. Good idea about trying to pay attention to what I feel like when I wake up. Mostly I just feel "awake"! All the night wakings and middle insomnia started way before cpap.