Using a CPAP but still not feeling rested
I need a new sleep disorder doctor. For nearly four years, I've been a patient at the California Center for Sleep Disorders in Alameda (they have offices in other Bay Area cities, too). Early on, I underwent both an at-home and in-lab sleep study and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. A CPAP machine was prescribed, and I now use it nightly. The doctor tells me the number of apnea episodes have dropped dramatically. However, I am still not getting restful sleep. It's especially hard for me to wake up in the morning, regardless of the number of hours I've slept. I've discussed this with my doctor, who just suggested that I turn off all electronic devices an hour before sleep. I don't have any trouble falling or staying asleep; waking up and feeling rested are the issues. Please respond only to my plea for another doctor or maybe an acupuncturist if one helped you with the very same issue. While I'm sure there are teas, calming apps and the like out there, that's not what I'm looking for.