Insomnia often begins as soon as a cancer diagnosis is received. The stress associated with the diagnosis, along with questions about the future, can lead to long, sleepless nights. Even when treatment is in progress – whether headway is being made or if it seems like there is little hope for a cure – insomnia plagues cancer patients and their family members alike.
A study shows that fatigue is significantly reduced and energy increased in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea after 3 weeks of CPAP therapy.1 Most people with obstructive sleep apnea often experience fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. CPAP therapy is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP provides a steady stream of air through a mask that is worn during sleep, which keeps the airway open to prevent pauses in breathing and restore normal oxygen levels.
My name is Harley and this is a true story. In fact, it is my personal journey into years of suffering, pain and anguish owing to an un-diagnosed condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Many years of incorrect diagnosis and treatment by a number of well-meaning doctors prevented me from getting the proper treatment for my condition.