I think one of the possible good things I did this year was getting a second sleep study.
For about three years I was using a ASV (Automatic Servo Venerator) sleep machine, which I now feel was WAY too twitchy and over reactive to my sleep problems.
In fact I now think was causing more problems than it was curing. I know I was waken up a lot by its pushing pressure up and causing mask leaks, and I can only guess what disruptions I may had that did not wake me up fully.
I am now on a much more simple machine a APA which is an auto adjusting PAP System, which has been making my sleep patterns change, which this:
I am not sure is this is for the better: My sleep at nights is now very deep, so deep my normal wake ups are groggy, and staying awake in the middle of the night can be almost painful.
My sleep used to be not seemed to be as deep, it was like I had hardly been asleep, I would wake up from what seemed to be a light sleep and be fully awake for hours and have a little trouble getting back to sleep.
My days were often with me dragging my tail around and it would seem like I would get my second wind around supper time.
My days ARE better and I am getting more done, and although less fun at night, I am crashing after supper, and sadly enjoy TV and movies less at night. But my mornings are much better and the days are also stronger.
The only problem is how dead tired I am now during those wakeups during the night, I cannot remember having some much trouble with them.
I had gotten so used to having a little time in the middle of the night to write and do emails, now they are too hard to do, I will try to get back to bed faster and see how that works out.
It seems better but it also is different than what was normal only a few weeks ago for the last three + years.
I cannot remember sleep like this.
There are 4 stages of sleep and during the night and you go from one to the next and back. They are 1. Wake, 2. Light, 3. REM, and 4. Deep. It is generally recognized that the "BEST" time to wake up is when you are in Light sleep. Awakening from DEEP sleep can result in exactly what you are describing - being tired and lacking in energy. (Note that is referring to when you wake up in the morning - not about waking repeatedly during the night, which is a different problem) And for some waking from REM sleep can result in "sleep paralysis" where you can not move (and sometimes even can not breath) for a short time.
I use a ResMed S+ about $50 at Bed Bath and Beyond and other places, or $79 at Amazon and qualifies for Prime. It is a non-contact sleep monitoring device that you can set what they call a smart alarm to wake you up at a specific point in time or to automatically wake you a little earlier or later to ensure you wake up from Light sleep instead of Deep sleep. I am still testing it, but it does seem to work fairly well.
I don't know what to suggest about the awakenings during the night from deep sleep, but if it happens frequently that would be a sign potentially of Sleep Apnea's that are not being treated/prevented by your new machine and/or its settings.
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
(04-07-2016, 08:56 AM)FrankNichols Wrote: I use a ResMed S+ about $50 at Bed Bath and Beyond and other places, or $79 at Amazon and qualifies for Prime. It is a non-contact sleep monitoring device that you can set what they call a smart alarm to wake you up at a specific point in time or to automatically wake you a little earlier or later to ensure you wake up from Light sleep instead of Deep sleep. I am still testing it, but it does seem to work fairly well.
Does you ResMed S+ work while it is sitting next to your xPAP machine?
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