Last night was the worst night ive ever had since I started APAP a week ago. As usual, I could not fall asleep with the mask on. I hear my breathing which is loud isung my P10, and I have these wierd rushes and BP spikes if I do start to. After just laying there for am hour, I took 5mg Ambien and finally fell asleep. This was around midnight. At 0140, I woke up with a total dry mouth (I use a chinstrap), my machine putting max pressure thru the pillows and im leaking like a screen door. I reset the machine and took a little piece of an Ambien I had left (2mg much maybe) the slept till maybe 0530, took off the mask then slept again to 0830, then woke up after having a dream about a pet duck (!) which must mean I was in REM.
My AHI for the long session was 10.67. I can understand that with all the probs I had. Will I ever be able to fall asleep without sleeping pills and will I ever lose the sleep onset desats. They are scary and make this old man super anxious. I must add I am a very Type A.
One last note: My sleep Dr/ENT just diagnosed me as being slight hypothyroid and put my on Armour Thyroid med. Im actually happy to know this cuz I been feeling like crap for so long.
God Bless all..