I'm not blaming all of that on the Benadryl - I've had some very late nights this week. With the CPAP, my sleep is better - but when it's only 5 hours a night, it still ain't enough!! But I'm just wondering if sleep with drugs is different that sleep without drugs?? And of course, there's the menagerie of drugs out there that people use to help them sleep, not to mention allergy, pain, psych, and other meds with drowsiness as a side effect.
I know that the OAs still happen, because your tissues still relax and close off the airways. But what about your brain arousing you to breathe? And how does the drugged sleep do with CAs? Do you think they might be worse because "this is your brain on drugs"? Or the stages of sleep: just because drugs help you relax, or shut down your activities, or suppress something or other, is "sleep" still going to follow the normal progressions in and out of the various stages?
Does anyone find that with CPAP, they no longer need some or all of their sleep drugs?
|Machine: AirSense™ 10 Elite CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier|
|Mask: AirFit™ F10 Full Face Mask with Headgear|
|Additional Comments: 11cmH2O; Pad-A-Cheek cover|