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This might be a dumb question.
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I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?
I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.Loco
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(11-22-2015, 09:23 AM)SpeedyD Wrote: I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?
I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.Loco


Before I was on APAP, I was up every 2 hours, and the headaches seemed endless.

I adapted fairly easy and slept well, only waking up once or twice, during the first couple months, but the headaches went away almost immediately, and blood pressure dropped top.

Now after a year, I usually sleep through the night, sometimes I may get up just once.

It is really all about attitude toward Cpap and of course finding the right mask. Wink


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(11-22-2015, 09:23 AM)SpeedyD Wrote: I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?

Yes. Some do, some don't. Just like people without sleep apnea.

If you're waking a lot during the night, that may or may not stop immediately when you start CPAP therapy. Some people take right to it and sleep through the night. Others take a while to adapt. It's different for different people.

In my case I couldn't go more than 2 hours without waking up. After starting CPAP therapy things actually got worse, but then within a few weeks they started getting better. Now I go up 6 hours without waking, feel so much better, and the decades-long struggle with chronic headaches has ended.

Quote:I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.

You'll feel better, and significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke, and early death from cardiovascular disease.
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(11-22-2015, 09:23 AM)SpeedyD Wrote: I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?
I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.Loco

There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. This is one of those. :-)

A good answer is... Yes.

I knew beyond a doubt that I had OSA for at least 5 years. Suspected it for years before that. Resisted doing anything about it, less because of the mask, etc, but because I don't like doctors. I knew I needed a sleep study, and a prescription for a machine, though.

When I got to the point that anyone I spoke to knew they were boring me because I'd nod off mid sentence, though... I was bad. If my attention wasn't fully on something, I'd drop into a micro sleep at the drop off a hat. Couldn't stay awake after 10 AM at my desk, up 2, 3, 4 times a night to go to the bathroom, etc.

First night on cpap, 9.5 hours sleep, straight. Unbroken. My wife said I didn't move, kick, snort, jerk etc. Wide awake all day. Memory started to be something I could rely on, again. Watched the last half of a movie that night, for the first time in years.

So... Yes. :-)
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Prior to being diagnosed, most nights I would sleep right through 2200 to about 0600.
Since being diagnosed and going on CPAP, I am lucky to get 4.5 hours sleep, on waking I remove the mask and attempt to get back to sleep, this after 14 weeks.
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(11-22-2015, 09:23 AM)SpeedyD Wrote: I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?
I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.Loco

I've been on CPAP/APAP for about 2 weeks. It has really helped me to sleep deeply through the night. I am still struggling with health problems, but the CPAP has really helped.

I sleep through the night on CPAP - hardly ever a washroom break.

I used to wake up A LOT before CPAP.
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The short answer... yes and no. What I will assume you are asking is, can I get used to CPAP and sleep through the night with this machine. The answer to that is, YES, you can get used to it and sleep all night. Now, the other side of the question is, what other things are affecting your sleep? CPAP is only one side of a multi sided die, and you might, (and probably will) have to look at other things that affect your sleep. That said, remember that everyone is different, some get immediate positive results, others struggle to find the right mask, etc. Then there are those who have to address other factors that may be harming their sleep. My advice is to "keep coming back here", as these people collectively have seen it all. YOU CAN DO THIS. Your health will be better, even if you do not see dramatic results right off... Even if you have problems adjusting to the therapy at first. Many have made it through the success door, some take longer, but many make it through to a better life. Good luck, Wishing you much health and a good night's sleep.
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(11-22-2015, 09:23 AM)SpeedyD Wrote: I haven't started treatment yet. But do people sleep through the night on Cpap/Apap?
I woke early this morning with a screaming migraine. I'm sick of feeling sick every single day.Loco

The headache was the first thing to go away. However, I have multiple causes of headaches, so was just lucky the others were treated first or I would have just said the Cpap wasn't working. Oh-jeez
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(11-22-2015, 10:05 AM)Phill Wrote: Prior to being diagnosed, most nights I would sleep right through 2200 to about 0600.
Since being diagnosed and going on CPAP, I am lucky to get 4.5 hours sleep, on waking I remove the mask and attempt to get back to sleep, this after 14 weeks.

For some of us it takes time to adapt. Since you spend time sleeping without the benefit of CPAP therapy you aren't allowing yourself to adapt.

When you wake up do whatever it takes to avoid going back to sleep without the mask on. You are fighting for your life here. Get out of bed if you have to. Only go back to bed when you are ready to wear the mask.

It will be tough for awhile. But in the end you will be rewarded with a better quality of life. And a longer life.

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My husband has been on CPAP for a little over three weeks and he sleeps through the night. It was a little hard getting used to it the first night, but he fell asleep pretty easily. The hardest part was putting all the gear back on after he went to the bathroom. It takes a little trial and error finding the right mask. He is using the SleepWeaver Elan now and really likes it. He has also used the Aloha Nasal Pillow mask and the Dreamwear Nasal mask and liked both of them too. The Elan is his preference right now because it is made of cloth. He also really liked the Dreamwear because the hose comes off the top of his head. He says he has been sleeping well since he started, but he never had complaints about poor sleep before he started treatment either.
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