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Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor...

You need to call the doctor who manages your CPAP and see if can have some overnight pulse oximetry monitoring done, or if they need to reevaluate you.
If your CPAP is working well for your sleep apnea, you shouldn't be falling asleep like that.

In brief: See your doctor...

You need to call the doctor who manages your CPAP and see if can have some overnight pulse oximetry monitoring done, or if they need to reevaluate you.
If your CPAP is working well for your sleep apnea, you shouldn't be falling asleep like that.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Allen Seely
Daytime somnolence may need to be treated with stimulants (e.g. Provigil, Nuvigil, Ritalin)
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Daytime sleepiness

Sounds like it may be time to have the settings checked on your CPAP machine.

In brief: Daytime sleepiness

Sounds like it may be time to have the settings checked on your CPAP machine.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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