I also am always extremely tired and snore a lot. I am on quite heavy doses of psych meds but since starting work 5 weeks ago and working all hours of the day and night I have started to fall asleep while driving. My doctor has rushed my study forward to Thursday night so I'll let you know then if it's found I have sleep apnoea and to what degree. We should be coming into some tax money soon which I was hoping to put on a holiday but health is more important and in Australia the gear is like $2,000.
I feel like 12hours sleep a night to feel rested and driving now even when awake is starting to trigger anxiety and thus depression which has been well controlled for the last few years so hopefully we'll find the answer shortly.
Just from all the information I've read, you should use the machine every night unless you under go radical life changes and then you'd need to be re-tested to see if the sleep apnoea is still there as the most common form is an obstructive airway.
-- Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:39 pm --
Finally got my results back I stop breathing on average 29 times an hour, no wonder I feel like crap.
That does not allow you to get into a deep sleep which is needed to rest the brain allowing the body to be physically restored.
Now I have to wait for a trial of a CPAP to see if that will help.
Sleep apnoea is awful I never feel rested or have the energy to do anything, so then you feel guilty because nothing gets done and at work especially in my job mistakes can cost lives.