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Long term sleep deprivation
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I am into my 5th year of sleep problems. Have been attending drmackays clinic for four years. Have tried everything, different types of cpap. Although the more advanced one, For complex sleep issues…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Oct 1, 2017.

Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
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Hi, I have nixed apnoea, diagnosed around nine months ago and use a Cpap machine designed to deal with both the central and obstructive types. This has made a considerab,Le difference to my overall…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Aug 10, 2014.

 

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Kath Hope replied to David Waterton's discussion Long term sleep deprivation
"Oh David....I wish I'd seen your post last week.  I'm actually currently travelling home from the SASA (Scottish Association for Sleep Apnoea) Conference.  I was speaking there and so was Dr Tom Mackay.  Anyway, I hope you…"
Oct 1, 2017
David Waterton posted a discussion

Long term sleep deprivation

I am into my 5th year of sleep problems. Have been attending drmackays clinic for four years. Have tried everything, different types of cpap. Although the more advanced one, For complex sleep issues reduced the breath holding sygnificantl. It did not improve my tiredness. I have been for several overnight and day tests etc. test indicate my major problem is that I don't seem to get into the zone that gives good satisfying sleep.Issues, memory very poor. Tired all the time to the point of…See More
Sep 22, 2017
Kath Hope replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"Sorry to hear you're still struggling David, and all credit to you that you're using your CPAP every night.  Although you're not 'feeling' the benefits, at least your body isn't trying to cope with untreated sleep…"
Aug 10, 2014
David Waterton replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"Up date on sleep, or in my case the lack of it.. Have been using my machine for two years now. I didn't take to it like the"duck" in fact I hate it but use it every night.. Problem is even with the machine I still have major tiredness…"
Aug 10, 2014
Kath Hope replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"It's interesting you say this Will, as I shared an article last year in the Facebook Group about how our ancestors used to sleep, with some interesting reading http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/"
Feb 26, 2014
Will Clifford replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"Sleeping in decreasing cycles of 2-3 hours is quite normal so don't worry, you aren't alone. I thought I wasn't getting the most from my CPAP and read Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Sleep. It was quite helpful learning how to…"
Feb 26, 2014
Kath Hope replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"I don't know how long you've all been on your therapy, but I just received an email earlier on today with someone I've been helping stating that at last (after 9 months) she's sleeping through the night.  It's taken a…"
Feb 25, 2014
Elianna Halsey replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"Hi, David.  I also have mixed apnea and have been on a bipap with ASV for a little over 2 years and unfortunately still struggle with the same thing.  I can generally fall asleep, if I am tired enough, but getting uninterrupted sleep does…"
Feb 24, 2014
Manda Liversage replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"I'm new to CPAP too and was finding the same.  However I felt that the increased pressure on my machine was a contributory factor to me staying awake.  I now reset the machine so it goes onto the 30 minute ramp and I find a doze off…"
Feb 23, 2014
Kath Hope replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"David, I almost missed this post - sorry!  Do you know what is waking you up, ie mask leaks etc?"
Feb 6, 2014
June Ostiadel replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"Hi David, I'm new to hope2sleep and have just seen your post.  I have exactly the same problem,  sometimes only having 4 or 5 hours sleep (on stages). I have recently come to the conclusion that just a few hours sleep with the CPAP,…"
Feb 6, 2014
Terry Vella replied to David Waterton's discussion Can't manage to get a full nights sleep
"David, what brand and model CPAP do you have? Do you check your data or have you been back to get someone to check it? There are any number of reasons we can wake up as CPAP only helps us breathe not help us sleep. Make sure you are following…"
Jan 27, 2014
David Waterton posted a discussion

Can't manage to get a full nights sleep

Hi, I have nixed apnoea, diagnosed around nine months ago and use a Cpap machine designed to deal with both the central and obstructive types. This has made a considerab,Le difference to my overall well being and tiredness. Reduced episodes to over sixty per hour to less than two most nights. However I never get a full nights sleep and wake up every two or three hours. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get back to sleep. Consequently I still never feel fully refreshed and still get tired and…See More
Jan 27, 2014
Kath Hope left a comment for David Waterton
"Hi Ian.  Excuse me interrupting the comment you left for David, but I noticed you'd asked where the forum is. Can you not see the tab at the top of the page saying 'Sleep Apnoea Forum'?  If not, here's a link to…"
Dec 14, 2013
ianmcnamara left a comment for David Waterton
"Hi David , i hope you don't mind the post , but we joined the same day i would like to say hello , can i ask you what do you think of it here ,i can't find the forum here if it has one , i've been on CPAP just over four year's…"
Dec 13, 2013
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At 12:28 on December 14, 2013, Kath Hope said…

Hi Ian.  Excuse me interrupting the comment you left for David, but I noticed you'd asked where the forum is. Can you not see the tab at the top of the page saying 'Sleep Apnoea Forum'?  If not, here's a link to it http://hope2sleepguide.co.uk/forum and also, if you're looking for specific information on any subject, you can type keywords into the search bar at the top right of the page + old discussions will show up.

Hope this helps.

Kath

At 21:13 on December 13, 2013, ianmcnamara said…

Hi David , i hope you don't mind the post , but we joined the same day i would like to say hello , can i ask you what do you think of it here ,i can't find the forum here if it has one , i've been on CPAP just over four year's now , i don't think i could do without it now , hope you are in good health , ian  

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What pressures?

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