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Cpap Machine/ Insomnia

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mrb

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Wondering if anyone has used a CPAP machine to help with INSOMNIA. I know people that use it for sleep apena, and I also heard it has been given for insomnia.I heard this can possibly help. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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You will probably need a sleep study test done and then get a sleep specialist evaluation to explain what is going on with you while you sleep. Some people suffer from sleep apnea and insomnia. If you have GERD it could be aggravating your sinus and causing your condition to get worst.

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MRB,

I might be lost on this side but CPAP's are for sleep apnea, which there are a few different types of sleep apnea; central, obstructive, mixed. I see someone replied about GERD and insomnia but I did not see you mention anything about GERD. GERD can make compliance of a CPAP difficult and to many CPAP's are a saviour for their sleep apnea.

What is the cause of the insomnia?

Brook

Wondering if anyone has used a CPAP machine to help with INSOMNIA. I know people that use it for sleep apena, and I also heard it has been given for insomnia.I heard this can possibly help. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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My CPAP helps me sleep

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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Brook

Insomnia is usally a secondery condition, my case is arm pain. I read on the pebforum that a guy was given a cpap machine for insomnia not sleep apnea. Im still doing some research. Probably more to the story. I know that sleep pills are given for insomnia, trying to find out if the cpap machine will do some good. It would not hurt to try. Im just going to set up appt with a sleep specialist.

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You know, I never thought about it helping with Insomnia but I can say that after using my CPAP for the last 3 years, I could see where it could help a person focus on there breathing as the air blasts into your mouth or nostrils and could perhaps lull someone to sleep. Its almost like meditation as you just focus on breathing. I suppose anything is worth a shot and the meds they give you for insomnia just make you feel all doped up in the morning. I would be shocked if the VA would dole out the money to get one though before going through every sleep med known to mankind.

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