I was diagnosed and given a CPAP machine and I’ve been wearing it for more than half a year now. I’ve seen a definite increase in my daytime energy up until a few weeks ago. What tends to happen is that I sleep 5-8 hours, wake up feeling slightly rested, then go back to sleep without using the CPAP, and wake up a few hours later feeling extremely tired. I’m tired all day and when not working take frequent 3-4 hour long naps. I’m being treated for a disorder that has depression as well as using the CPAP for sleep apnea.
I’m wondering if I shouldn’t be going back to sleep without the CPAP? I didn’t think it would make much of a difference because I often sleep up to 8 hours anyway. But when I wake up again I’m even more tired than the first time I woke up.