Sleep apnea is just one of many sleeping disorders that affect millions of people every night. Other disorders broken into two categories Parasomnia and Dyssomnias might not lead to such serious sleep apnea side effects such as heart disease and diabetes but they can cause great psychological problems. One of those disorders that fall in the Dyssomnias group is insomnia, a sleep disorder that can be a problem anywhere from a few days to years. There are lots of reasons for insomnias such as medication, long term illnesses and stress but oddly enough it can also be caused by using a device that helps with sleep apnea, the CPAP.
I have written many times about how difficult it was for me to use the CPAP mask and machine. Wearing the mask at night was cumbersome for me and the feeling the air blowing down my throat was something I couldn’t get used to. I tried on two different occasions with two different types of machines, CPAP and BIPAP and neither worked. I hated that it didn’t work for me because millions of folks find relief with the CPAP mask every night, unfortunately I didn’t.
Could the CPAP mask be causing the insomnia?
This is an interesting question because it could be difficult to ascertain whether the insomnia is caused by other problems or just the CPAP mask. When you are dealing with insomnia it could be any number of things that are causing it, including the CPAP mask.
Give the mask a chance before discarding it after time you may find that you will get used to it. Always check with your Doctor about possible treatments for insomnia.
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