Finding the right mask

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
Berendina
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Finding the right mask

Post by Berendina » Thu May 18, 2023 7:17 am

Why am I still tired after using the mask for over a month and getting 100% score on my resmed mask. I am a side sleeper and have a f20 mask

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Pugsy
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Re: Finding the right mask

Post by Pugsy » Thu May 18, 2023 7:22 am

How many hours of real sleep are you getting?
Are those hours fragmented by very many wake ups?

Do you take any medications of any kind? Even OTC?? If so, what?

Any other physical or mental health issues going on?

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Re: Finding the right mask

Post by Janknitz » Thu May 18, 2023 12:43 pm

There are many reasons for fatigue besides sleep apnea, and you can have multiple conditions at the same time.

When I first started being successful with CPAP, I craved sleep. It wasn't fatigue, but just craving how good my sleep was. But if you are still experiencing real fatigue, check in with your doctor. It could be many treatable things.
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Re: Finding the right mask

Post by Sheriff Buford » Sat May 20, 2023 6:35 am

I take a Melatonin tablet at night along with two Magnesium tablets. Tho' your body normally produces Melatonin, the level normally decreases as we age. Be careful. You can get in trouble, if you take too much.

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