I am also suffering from OSA and having symptoms like you and having an average sleep of 6hrs/day. But one thing I noticed is, when I get more than six hours of sleep, I would feel fresh and won't be sleepy throughout the day. I…"
I was diagnosed with OSA about one year ago. My AHI was about a 23. When first using a CPAP machine I had some positive, but overall, mixed results. After trial and error to find the right mask and machine, I am now using nasal pillows and an APAP with the pressure set to 12 to 20. I am comfortable with this and sleep through the night. The last check of the data from my machine suggested positive results with an AHI of about 6 and an average usage time of over 6 hours/night. This being…See More
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"Hi NS,I'm sorry i just saw this.
I take the provigil all at once.
At night i take the green colord Klonopin
It's really hard to say when I'm sleepy. See I don't have a problem waking up,but instead have a problem staying awake…"
"I am of the opinion that the symptoms are due to your stressful job. It sounds like a burn out syndrome to me. I also have a very stressful job and I know the symptoms you described only too well. I am often very tired on weekends although I had…"
"I took provigil when I was first diagnosed with Narcolepsy and I will have to say my side effects were terrible. I had a terrible attitude, became very depressed and gained a lot of weight. On the other side, I was ok dealing with the…"
"I take 1 klonipin at night for the RLS.
Then in the morning,I take both of the Provigils.
It's hard to say what time i get sleepy,it's pretty random.Sometimes after not being up but for about 1-2 I'll become so sleepy that i…"
"I'm on 400 mgs. of Provigil a day & I can still sleep right through it. I'm so frusturated!
Hopefully when I go back to see my Sleep Dr. in March he'll put me on something else. My sleep study shows that I don't have…"
By Dr. David O. VolpiIt is common knowledge that untreated sleep apnea can have dire health effects, but researchers in England found out that loss of sleep also increases a person’s risk of nodding asleep at the wheel, and getting in a car accident. That endangers not only the person suffering from the sleep disorder, but any person driving around them at any given time.The study, which was organized…See More
In early October, the Canadian Stroke Congress updated their stroke care guidelines to state that proper diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea is critical to stroke prevention.The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care was first released in 2006. This is the fourth update to the guidelines, and the first time the best practice guidelines have included a section on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).OSA is a breathing disorder that causes a person’s breathing during sleep to be…See More
"Sorry to say this but you just may have to take a pill for right now. Who says you can't ever get better? I'm sure no one told you that some day you'll be able to sleep just fine on your own but i'm also sure no one ever said…"
There have been multiple studies published in the last few years regarding the effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders on children and teens.In early 2013, Penn State researchers published the results of a study showing that children who have learning, attention and/or behavior problems may in fact be suffering from a condition known as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) — even if…See More
If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re probably familiar with a treatment called CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.While some people find the mask worn for CPAP treatment uncomfortable—more on that later—it has been proven to be a highly effective way to keep the airways open that become obstructed in sleep apnea patients, and reduce or prevent snoring and paused breathing.There’s a new study that found that CPAP treatment also…See More
Normally, I don't have a problem falling asleep, but I normally wake-up between midnight and 1 am, and don't lie awake for some period of time.I am told that these early morning awakenings can be due to depression. Does anyone know what that really means? So, what actually happens to a person in the middle that would cause you to wake-up? Does the brain stop creating serotonin at night for some reason I ask because most the anti-depressants operate on serotonin in the brain. ThanksSee More
Over the past three years, I have been writing the Wake Up! You’re Snoring blog with two main objectives: first, to educate you, the public, about sleep disorders, and second, to provide compelling reasons—preferably scientific evidence—why a person who may have a sleep disorder should get diagnosed and, if necessary, properly treated.There is no shortage of scientific studies being released on a regular basis showing links between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and other sleep…See More