Boy do I know what you mean! Along with my sleep apnea, I have what they call spontaneous arousals (where my brain just wakes me up for no apparent reason) (don't even go there, that is a legitimate sleep apnea term!) any way that happens over and over again all night long! And part of my trouble is I have been getting my sleep schedule all out of whack! I know what your talking about PALady! I am awake till 2 or 3 in the morning and then sleep to 9 or 10, and dead tired between 5 and 7 at night and then wide awake again till 2 or 3 AM Even when I do sleep it is such a hassle putting on my mask and turning on my machines,(VPAP ASV and Oxygen Concentrator) and then having a seemingly thousand mile and hour wind blowing in my mouth and nose all night long! I am use to it now and I do use my mask and machine every night, but I still hate donning it, and going through the hassle just to go to sleep!
Will you teach me that "sleep Dance " straydog?
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV