I was diagnosed with sleep apnea 10 years ago and I used a CPAP for about 5 years ago. Then I got this sleep study done and it came back negative for apnea. I still struggle with tiredness at times though.... and also have disrupted sleep at times too... peeing a lot in the middle of the night etc.
About three years ago I went and saw a Dr about perhaps getting a dental appliance to help the snoring and poor sleep quality, but did not follow through on it because my insurance was not going to help out and I can't afford it.
I remember him saying that one of the three stages of sleep is well below the "normal" range, but now that I'm looking over this study and comparing with what I'm finding on the internet... I'm not sure which stage he's talking about? REM looks fine, right?
I'm in a bit better financial spot now and I'm trying to take control of this issue so I'm seeing an ENT next week to see if they can help out with poor sleep quality but can anyone comment on my sleep architecture? Is it bad?
Like I said, I thought I recall the dental appliance guy saying that one of my three stages of sleep was reading more like a 70 year olds sleep architecture would....was he just trying to sell me or something? Looks fairly normal to me but I'm not as knowledgeable about this stuff as many of you are.
I'm 34, in good shape and exercise daily. Two weeks ago I decided to abstain from alcohol on a permanent basis. I'm hopeful this leads to more energy etc.
Overall my energy levels are about the same as when I used the CPAP...and my blood pressure is within the "normal range" so I think I'm fine to not use the machine but I'd like to improve my sleep in any way I can.
Any advice is appreciated.