Here are some things I noticed. Before cpap, I usually woke up after 5-6 hours, but could easily sleep again for a total of 7-8 hours. But I feel sleepy, my brain is foggy and tired during the day. There was a time where reading even few sentences on a book is so hard. I have to paused a lot to take breaks when watching movie in my room. My mood sucks.
After using cpap, I notice I've been more motivated, my mood improved, and I can think better. But I still feel sleepy. My brain often still feel tired. I still woke up after 5-6 hours, but here's the thing : I couldn't sleep again if I kept the mask. Sometimes I could sleep again if I took off the mask.
Same thing in the afternoon. I often felt sleepy and tried to take a nap. But when I wore the mask, lot of the time I couldn't sleep. If I took off the mask though, lot of the time I could sleep. Basically it's much harder for me to sleep if I use cpap. But if I slept without cpap, I will usually feel crappy when I woke up.
I do Progressive Muscle Relaxation and read a book in the evening before bedtime, so generally I don't have problem getting to sleep at night. I also do not notice any major discomfort while wearing the mask. I also exercise and meditate everyday.
So what I would like to ask is, why I could only sleep for 6 hours if I wore the mask? Why is it hard for me to take nap when I wore the mask? Is it possible there's slight discomfort from the machine? I'm thinking of changing mask type, will it helps? Any other advice?
A doctor said that maybe 6 hours sleep is enough for me. I told her I still feel sleepy. So she gave me 5-htp to increase melatonin production. It didn't help.