Hello Wise Ones,
I had septo/turb surgery in March. After being in denial (thinking I could go without after surgery), started using my cpap again. Much easier now that my nose is working! I notice that my apneas are gone, but I wake up in a complete fog and am lethargic all day.
Is my pressure too low now? Going to see my sleep doc next week, but not sure I can wait that long - may need to reset!
Advice? Tips? Anything?
Without professional feedback, I think your immediate test would be to NOT use the CPAP for a night and see if the "fog...lethargy" go away also. This would tend to suggest the CPAP therapy is causing the "fog". Then put the mask on for a night and see what happens. My guess is that either; 1) you aren't reaching Rem (deep sleep), or, 2) you aren't getting sufficient oxigen while you sleep. Perhaps you could run these by your doctor over the phone before having to wait for the appointment.
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Thank you. Yes, the fog is gone without CPAP...instead, the awful nervous feeling of having been awakened by many apnea episodes. This is why I think I need my CPAP back but at a different (higher) setting. I'm thinking it needs to be higher. Want to set it myself - very tempted.