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Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Escape
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: Specific to Resmed S9
CPAP Pressure: Reduced to 13.5cmh2o
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Abingdon-on-Thames (UK)

Post: #21
RE: Weird problems falling asleep
Ahhh, I have been on Cpap for over thirteen years, at first it was sooooo difficult for me and I was prescribed a medication to help me sleep???
I ended up feeling 'Groggy' most of the day and this negated any Cpap benefits I should have been feeling, I eventually dumped the meds and eventually got used to it.
I do occasionally get insomnia and 'Discovered' an very good alternative and that it 5-HTP tablets (Health food stores), I'll let you research how they work (I just love the internet!) but they are a 'Brain Food' that makes the conditions for sleep quite easy.
Certainly worth a try, I would be interested to hear from anybody who has tried these?
08-13-2012 11:21 PM
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Posts: 104
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: resmed s9 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: resmed s9 elite
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #22
RE: Weird problems falling asleep
Welcome Eaglett. For myself, what worked was keeping my ebook reader on my night stand...it has a flashlight attached. Reading was just enough to keep my mind off it, and every time I awoke and could not get back to sleep, I read. I also kept track on a calendar if I had a good night or a bad night. That way, I could see my progress. I recently switched from nasal pillows to a nasal mask. I don't keep track of good or bad nights anymore....as about 95% of them are good. Just keep plugging...and try different masks if you keep having sleep problems. I am 4 months into it now..and often wonder if my machine is running...it is just normal for me now, and has been for about a month. Best of luck.
08-14-2012 06:58 AM
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