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I have ob.Sleep apnea & am using a cpap nightly. I sleep 8-9 hrs/night. Still tired. Sleep studies also show alpha wave intrusion.How is this treated?

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Other causes

Alpha wave intrusions have not been shown to be a problem by themselves, and do not need treatment.
Assuming the CPAP is set correctly, controls the apnea, and you are using it every night all night, i would look for other causes of sleepiness (including narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia). Sometimes sleepiness from sleep apnea gets better with CPAP but not completely, and stimulants may help.

In brief: Other causes

Alpha wave intrusions have not been shown to be a problem by themselves, and do not need treatment.
Assuming the CPAP is set correctly, controls the apnea, and you are using it every night all night, i would look for other causes of sleepiness (including narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia). Sometimes sleepiness from sleep apnea gets better with CPAP but not completely, and stimulants may help.
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stimulants

In most cases of sleep apnea, CPAP treatment does not completely eliminate sleepiness.
Stimulants can be used if symptoms remain a problem. Other issues can contribute. Your sleep doctor might have more answers for you.

In brief: Stimulants

In most cases of sleep apnea, CPAP treatment does not completely eliminate sleepiness.
Stimulants can be used if symptoms remain a problem. Other issues can contribute. Your sleep doctor might have more answers for you.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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