Before I got my APAP tuned I would wake up and rip my mask off gasping for breath, since then it's more like fatigue-I am just tired of it and need a break, I can do it, but it's just not comfortable for some reason- kind of like shoes that are a little too small.
Last night for one of the times I woke up I tried to lay there, relax and go back to sleep, it felt like I was not breathing-not low on O2, just not breathing. No joy with that, had to get up- maybe 10 seconds maybe less of trying.
When I am laying down before sleep, sometimes I concentrate on relaxing and breathing smoothly; sometimes I can feel the volume decreasing and I need to force myself to take breaths a few times and then it goes away. Other times when I am thinking of other things, I will lay there and think "oh I have stopped breathing", it's quite comfortable, no panic at all and I just start myself breathing again.
This is last night. Total hours includes an afternoon nap of just under 2 hours (not on the plot). That last 6 hour stretch was the longest yet and I went into it thinking about just ignoring everything and just sleeping-I guess it worked. So far today I just feel normal, not tired or well rested. We will see later in the day how it goes.
Thanks for your attention and interest.