CPAP and Insomnia

The battle with sleep apnea can be a long one. First you are diagnosed at a sleep clinic, then your doctor determines whether you have it or not. If you do have it then he lays out the options before you with the one that usually has the best success, the CPAP machine. Sure, there are other things that you can do like surgery which is not always effective and dental devices that only work with moderate cases of sleep apnea, but in the end using a CPAP mask at night is a common cure at least for some folks .

If you have ever tried using a CPAP machine then you know that it is not easy to fall asleep with wearing a mask and having air blown down your throat. If you can get around that then using a CPAP machine can be a life saver. You put on the mask at night and you begin to sleep better than you have in years. But what if the machine works and you still can not get to sleep?

Insomnia can be a problem for people with or without sleep apnea. It is sometimes hard to recognize if you have sleep apnea because you feel that it is the main reason you are not sleeping. But now that it is controlled you wonder what is preventing you from getting any rest. It could be a lot of things especially insomnia. Of course the first thing that you should do is check with your doctor who can give sleeping tips or even medication that could help you with your insomnia.