If you can afford the $189, maybe you should just do the test for the peace of mind. The wondering about it could be making you worse. Knowing for sure may help you move on.Dylanmatthew wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:13 amSeekSleep wrote: ↑Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:17 pmIt sounds like your doctors have given you the answer to why you're feeling tired, and not sleeping effectively. Depression is a very serious ailment, which in my case was much more detrimental to my sleeping well than severe sleep apnea ever was.
Question is, what are you doing to take care of the depression? Are you working with your Dr. to treat it? maybe a phycologist or physiatrist? If you can find a drug free approach it will most likely work better for you, but it depends on what is driving your depression. Sometimes it's chemical. Personally, I found working with a good phycologist and a very robust fitness regime heavy on aerobics worked best for me. That I know of there are no quick and easy fix for depression, it takes time and work to deal with.
It sounds like you can rule out sleep apnea for the most part, why are you still barking up that tree, especially when doctors are giving you a diagnosis that is very likely to be causing much if not all of your issues?
Good luck, hang in there and slug away at it methodically.
I guess I hm just find it hard to believe it's not sleep apnea. My overweight middle aged father has it but he doesn't even use his cpap and seems to feel better than I do.
I know depression can mess with sleep but I wake up in the mornings, sinuses are fairly conjested and I feel awful with deep bags under my eyes... I keep thinking it could be UARS OR OSA and the Resmed study maybe was just horrible inaccurate??? But an in lab would cost me far too much and I'm unsure I'd be able to sleep.
Im not doing anything for my depression. I've tried several pills and therapists and don't feel motivation to try more drugs and therapists... It's all costly anyways. I live in the USA after all.
I have this $189 Watchpat One sitting unopened in a box on a shelf. I have 45 days left to return it. I debate everyday if I should just use it and say goodbye to the $189 or not...
Also, seeksleep has good advice about diet and exercise and accepting that it takes time. Healthy foods, healthy fats, and 30 minutes of brisk walking help a lot of people.
You also might want to check out Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which has a huge acceptance component. I'm learning it using an audiobook called "You Are not Your Pain" that I bought when my chronic pain was really bad. It introduced me to the topic and gave me short guided meditations that have been helping me to tone down my brain's reaction to the pain. I never, never though I could sit still long enough to meditate, but I was desperate and the book gave such short exercises that I could learn to do it. (Helps that the author/narrator has the most wonderful voice.) I'm still learning, but I do some form of MBSR almost every day.