I was getting wonderful sleep. Beautiful, 8-hours-a-night sleep, uninterrupted. But, for some reason, this has changed.
I’m desperately seeking out the culprit too! I’m tossing and turning, having vivid dreams (and now even talking in my sleep – so NOT a good thing depending on the dream LOL!!), and ripping off my CPAP mask in the middle of the night because it’s gagging me. I thought that perhaps I just no longer need it, seeing as I have lost nearly 50 lbs since being diagnosed. So last night I tried that theory. Well. Hmmm. I awoke gasping at one moment, but that may have been around the time my cold medicine ran out and the congestion was gagging me, so it’s hard to tell. See? I can’t be sure. I do know that I’m not exhausted today like I used to be when I wouldn’t use my CPAP. Also, when I’ve been using my CPAP at night, the air feels so forced, as if the pressure is too high, and my pressure isn’t that high! Perhaps it just needs adjusted? I’m not sure.
Then I also think it could be the Zoloft. I researched and there is a connection to vivid dreams and restless leg syndrome and Zoloft. Lovely. A medicine that is supposed to be helping me – and isn’t, BTW, is just creating more problems for me at night. My short term solution to test this theory: take it in the morning. The doctor told me I could do that if the medicine cause insomnia. I haven’t had that problem with it, but I figured since she already told me I could change the time I would. I’m going to give it a week. That’s it! A WEEK! If I’m still in the condition I’m in, then I’m calling my doctor and telling her that I’m done with this crap of a drug. It’s worthless.
I need my sleep!