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I am 21 years old and am currently a college student at a pretty good sized university. I am having trouble sleeping more and more frequently. I have went to my doctor in the past noticing significant daytime fatigue and drowsiness and asked what was the reasoning and he said I could have a number of things from thyroid issues, sleeping disorders, medication side-effects, etc. I was given a CPAP maybe 6 months ago and ended up returning it because I was even more fatigued when using it and actually felt much more refreshed while NOT using it. I have since lost 40 pounds over the past year and have been at school and have been incredibly stressed out with classes. I keep getting bad grades and failing exam after exam and am now on academic probation and have the chance of losing my financial aid. I am unbearably tired again and don't know why. My testosterone was only around 160 and also I am having nighttime awakenings. What can I do? I need to get help before it gets worse.


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replied April 14th, 2017
Sleep Disorders Answer A60864
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. You likely have the problem of obstructive sleep apnea. Just lose weight and continue using CPAP, it will help with apnea.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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