08-26-2016, 04:17 AM
I was reading another post and read this.
Think nothing about it.. while I get between 6-14 hrs sleep / day, it's usually in blocks of 30 - 180 mins at a time.. with the average being in the 90 min range or less... fragmented sleep is almost as bad as no sleep, but heck.. my AHI level is fairly low..
I've got a theory..if I could just learn to live without sleeping I woudn't have an AHI problem..
This sounds like me. I am working on finding out why. One of the things that has come up is rotator cuff tears and sleep problems. My shoulder has hurt for years, I had a repair job done 15+ years ago. I went to a doctor to have it looked at and was surprised to learn that it may need a replacement joint. It is down to bone to bone and he wanted to know why I waited so long to have it checked out.
Any other ideas of what to look for that might cause Fragmented Sleep
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Pain is usually the major cause of fragmented sleep. Control the pain and your sleep improves. How you control that pain is another matter.
I have a built-in alarm clock that is set for 3AM. I always wake up for no apparent reason (pain, room temp, etc). The mask is always in place and the CPAP machine is working fine. I get up, drink a glass of water and go back to bed. Sometimes I need a bathroom break, but most of the time I don't. I can usually sleep another 3-4 hours afterward. I've always hoped I could fix the problem, but it seems nothing works. I usually feel fine if neither session is interrupted, but it would be nice to shut off the alarm.