I am 48 and was diagnosed with sleep apnea over a year ago. I use a cpap, and this has helped with the quality of the sleep I do get, but that is still very little. I find myself falling asleep on the couch around 8 or 9 pm, drifting in and out depending on my snoring and how often my wife wakes me up. At night it takes me about 30-45 minutes to fall asleep with my mask on. I usually wake up briefly throughout the night and am pretty much wide awake after 3 am. I have been attending a 5-week CBT program and am trying to use sleep compression (my wife wakes me to try and help with this). I started out trying this with small dose of Ambien CR each night but found this led to major depression, so stopped medication. Recently I awaken feeling....sort of like my nervous system in shakey.....not sure how to discribe it. I am noticing my hands have a slight tremor to them, This is not constant, but happens alot. I am concerned there may be something more than just the insomnia happening. I have had a complete physical and blood work, and everything basic is ok. Can you offer any insight or suggestions or possible things for my doctors to work with? Thanks.
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