I'm sorry I don't have any explanations since you only have mild sleep apnea. But I, too, am looking for an explanation for my symptoms, which are very similar to yours. Hopefully someone will respond who can give us the answers we are seeking.
I do have severe sleep apnea and have to wear a CPAP- a machine that forces air into my lungs while I sleep so that my oxygen saturation levels don't fall too far- and usually it works pretty well. But in the last week or so, I sleep all night with my CPAP and then from about 8am to about 3:30pm, I am so sleepy that my eyes are rolling back in my head and I am seriously FIGHTING to stay awake. In fact, I haven't been able to stay awake during those times without fighting sleep with all my energy. I have tried getting up and doing vigorous exercise and listening to loud, rock or dance music, turning the a/c on to get cold, etc. but nothing works. So I end up sleeping all night and most of the day. And you would think that I would not be able to go to sleep at night after sleeping all day, but I do! I'm even sleepy about 11pm or so!
I can't continue on like this. I hope and pray that SOMEONE has some ideas that can help us to function and not to be so sleepy. And also that someone will have an explanation for what is going on with us.
Take care! And good luck to you with your classes. I hope you can get some help SOON.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.