johmons wrote:I've been using cpap a long time and 1days ago I slept without it and awoke very dizzy and had a hard time walking. So this appears re the other comments that I've encountered the opposite, contracting vertigo from Not using cpap one night....I really appreciate all your comments, so it appears my situation is related, but different.
It could be completely unrelated to cpap. Some people get the crystals in the ear that break off and mess with balance during movement. Other people get vertigo during an ear infection. Years ago, I woke up with the room spinning fast. If I closed my eyes, I felt like I was in an earthquake. My ears were reporting movement that my eyes were not. So my eyes were constantly moving, trying to track the motion that didn't exist, causing the room to spin.
This happened over a year before I started cpap. It had nothing to do with cpap whatsoever. And it only happened twice, in that week, back in 2011. I am more susceptible to balance and dizziness due to seeing something spin, or a cold going to my ears. I now feel "off" and know to take meclizine (motion sickness/ anti-nausea medication) to make it go away.
Who would have thought it would be this challenging to sleep and breathe at the same time?