Posted by BaS on December 01, 2003 at 04:02:46:
i use an apap with heated humidification and nasalaire to combat bad sleep apnea. this setup works well for me. i usually get 8 decent hours sleep which is enough to get me through an active day without feeling sleepy or overly-tired.
what i find though, is that on waking up in the morning, i feel really groggy. so groggy, it takes me a good 10-15 minutes just to get my eyes open. once i get past that, i'm fine and my day begins. is this right? i was told when i was diagnosed with sleep apnea that a good night's sleep with a good cpap setup meant i could expect to wake up fresh, alert and raring to go. so what do i experience pretty much the opposite to this?
can someone explain this? with my limited knowledge of these things, i'm wondering whether i am spending more time than 'normal' during the night in the deeper/est stage of sleep (rem?). is this right, and why is this happening?
thanks in advance.
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