I've split this post into a new thread.
(08-23-2013, 04:43 AM)edspyhill09 Wrote: I am more tired the next day after using CPAP than when I don't use CPAP at night.
That happens to a lot of us. Your body has to adjust to the fact that it no longer needs to be woken up multiple times per hour because your airway has collapsed. Moreover the machine and hose take some getting used to and so they can actually decrease the quality of our sleep.
At some point you will reach a crossover point where your sleep will not only be better than it was before, you will have some nights where you can actually get the restorative sleep you haven't had in years.
Just keep in mind that you are fighting for your life. Without CPAP therapy you will not only continue indefinitely to lead a miserable sleep-deprived life, you will die early of a heart attack or stroke.
Quote:Can't get provider to adjust machine but neither can I.
What adjustments would like to make and why? You can adjust the C-Flex and ramp time as they are just comfort items. I wouldn't adjust the pressure unless you have a very good reason.
Quote:Medical advice should NOT be primarily from a user forum.
True. There are good medical providers out there and bad ones. You will have to shop around to find a good one, but they are there. This is true for all types of doctors, not just sleep doctors.
Quote:The entire CPAP field is one step up from crystal therapy.
Crystals can't prevent your airway from collapsing while you're asleep. CPAP therapy does.