For the past 2-3 years I have been feeling every increasingly tired in the morning. I feel sleepier than before going to bed. My eyes look and feel heavy. I actualy have to put drops in and I am very bruised around the eyes. In that same period I have also gained 30lbs (weight is 235lbs). Feeling very tired all the time. I sleep 7 to 10 hours each night and I feel very trired. If I could (didnt have to work) I would fall dead asleep at noon, in the shower, on my breaks.
I went for a sleep study and I was diagnosed with hypopnea. AHI is 6.4 per hour, RERA is 34.3 per HOUR and finaly 47.6 micro awakenings per hour. (translating into english)
I was then prescribed a CPAP machine and they have loaned(150$) me a machince to try.
Today is day 14 and I see zero results from the machine, none! I use it almost every night (think I skipped one night) and I have no problem falling asleep with it.
However I noticed that the machine doesnt push out a lot of pressure, at least I dont think it does. I can stop breathing easely with it and the pressure isnt strong enough to get me to take a next breath. When I inhale, I still have to suck thru the machine. I cant let the machine fill me up with air, it isnt strong enough for that.
At the clinic where I did the test, they let me use their machine for 5 minutes (tube coming out of wall) and the pressure was much stronger. There was no way to avoid taking you next breath.
I dont know if that has anything to do with my poor results. I also got blood test done and all is well there. They checked thyroid as well but nothing wrong there.
I have a appt. at the clinic monday to see how things are going but if I dont see any results after 30 days, I will turn the machine in rather than buying it.
Can the pressure be adjusted on the little machine they lent me? I cant figure it out. Also is it possible that a CPAP may have no results for some people?
Thank you all for any help.