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Vivid Dreams is this normal?
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Vivid Dreams is this normal?
Hi,
I have had vivid dreams every night for the last couple years. I was without my Phillips machine during the recall, now using the inferior Resvent, IBreeze. Does anyone have the same issue?
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
Do you find your dreams enjoyable or are they stress dreams, constantly striving to overcome difficulties but never able to?

Or perhaps neither of those.
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
Yes!  Using your CPAP allows you to get into a deeper sleep stage where you can "enjoy" dreaming.   Until I started CPAP, I didn't realize that I had ceased to dream.

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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
(05-06-2023, 07:38 AM)FaceInTheCrowd Wrote: Do you find your dreams enjoyable or are they stress dreams, constantly striving to overcome difficulties but never able to?

Or perhaps neither of those.
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The last few weeks the dreams are random, not difficulties, more like strolling through crowded or busy public spaces (not enjoyable or bad, a little confusing). I had no machine for 1.5 years during the Phillips recall (and mistakenly tried positional therapy). Now that I have a new machine, I am not going back to no machine ever.

I am 3 weeks back on CPAP and have had mostly positive results: 


Good
  • The headaches stopped. 
  • I work up aroused, in a male way several mornings in a row! 
  • My daily energy has improved an estimated 20% 
  • My anxiety is lower
Challenges/BAD
  • I may have a future with my family! My wife claims my household chore participation have improved by 50%!

  • Still have brain fog, limited brain function and fatigue/exhaustion.
  • My weird dreams and brain fog make me feel like damage is permanent.
  • My eyes went dry (at around 50 YO), so feeling tired and eye fatigue is a double challenge

Thanks in advance for feedback
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
(05-06-2023, 07:40 AM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Yes!  Using your CPAP allows you to get into a deeper sleep stage where you can "enjoy" dreaming.   Until I started CPAP, I didn't realize that I had ceased to dream.

- Red

Thanks, for the information. Dreaming is fairly new to me, or remembering dreams...
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#6
RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
Same here. 

Before CPAP, I don't remember having dreams for quite a while. My AHI was so bad, I wouldn't reach REM. As a matter of fact, FITBIT sleep-tracker couldn't even track my sleep before CPAP. 

Now that I am on CPAP, I am starting to dream again and FITBIT is tracking a nice 7 hour average sleep per night.
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
(05-06-2023, 01:34 PM)esleepie Wrote: Same here. 

Before CPAP, I don't remember having dreams for quite a while. My AHI was so bad, I wouldn't reach REM. As a matter of fact, FITBIT sleep-tracker couldn't even track my sleep before CPAP. 

Now that I am on CPAP, I am starting to dream again and FITBIT is tracking a nice 7 hour average sleep per night.

Nice!! Glad to hear it and thanks for the info. I am now more hopeful ?
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
I stopped dreaming for a long time then with covid shutting world down and undiagnosed sleep apnea anxiety was high .  After a while on taking them I started dreaming again . Still on the anxiety meds and with cpap I dream even more ! 

There so detailed and are pretty intense and vivid .

Getting into rem sleep now I imagine
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RE: Vivid Dreams is this normal?
_ hi, 
-that is interesting issue. I used to and still have some remaining vivid bad dreams, which wake me up quite often. 
_Currently using some Dreamwork trying to work out everything
_ first, I am curious and  I would like to see OSCAR wave forms..

all the best



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