I have been using my CPAP for 7 months now went from an AHI of 72 to ~5. I still am constantly exhausted and sleeping with this dam mask on is horrible. Unfortunately now, my body has become used to the mask and I can’t sleep without it on, yet I toss and turn and mess with the dam thing all night when I do have it on.
Because of this my doctor has given me a prescription for sleeping medicine. Now I can only sleep with my mask on, while taking pills, and I will wake up every day feeling exhausted and ready for bed.
The cloudyness is still here, the memory issue is still a huge problem, I have to stand at work so I don’t fall sleep at my desk and its not uncommon for me to drink a couple energy drinks/coffees and still worry about passing out at work.
Sorry to discourage anyone reading this who’s looking to hopefully feel better, and from what I can see most of the community feels amazing after getting their diagnosis and using the machine for a while so I hope your one of them, but please don’t give your hopes up that this will be a magical cure like I did, if anything it’s made my life worse and more difficult.
And just so everyone knows, I am currently speaking to my doctor about this and we are still working on figuring out what’s going on, so I’m not just here whining without trying to fix the problem. I’m just tired and pissy and wish I had one normal god dam day where I could enjoy myself and remember what I was doing 10 minutes ago. I’m tired of this shit and I’m tired of everyone in this community saying just give it time, it’s great, talk to your doctor, it’ll get better….
Ugggggh sorry, that was rude I love you all, you`re all good people