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- March 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm #8784
philt✘ Not a client
I was great for 6 days but last night could not sleep at all–awful–exhausting–difficult to function at work. Is this what happens/ it recurs? Could apnea be causing this? They want to put me on a cpap!!!Seems more like anxiety attacks or terror attacks to me. Maybe I need a new doctor? PhilMarch 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm #14950
owl2020✘ Not a client
HI phil. Were you on sleep medication that has suddenly stopped working? If that is the case you may have experienced “rebound insomnia” which caused you to not sleep at all. I know it is awful to try to get through the day with no sleep. Sleep apnea can disturb your sleep (you are in effect constantly waking up briefly without realizing it), although it may or may not affect total sleep hours. I know two people who have apnea and don't use cpap and they get plenty of sleep. Another person I know uses cpap and sleeps OK. If I could tolerate cpap I would use it for my apnea, but I find it to be too uncomfortable. I use a herbal blend put out by Nature's Rite called “Sleep Apnea Relief”; it was developed by a former cpap user. I take one capsule a night but I really don't know if it helps control the apnea. Also losing weight if you are overweight and cutting back on alcohol may help control apnea to an extent. I'm not familiar with insomnia caused by anxiety/terror attacks; if that is your problem you probably should consult a specialist.March 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm #14951
philt✘ Not a client
thanks for your thoughtful informative reply–PhilMay 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm #14952
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