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Do you, or a loved one, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?


#1

Indeed we have a number of our citizens returning home from military service that may have experienced traumatic experiences. I would appreciate hearing what resources you have found to assist you or your loved one. Thanks in advance, and thank you for your service! :blush:


#2

Hi Tracy thanks for responding . I’m located in Southern Ca. The VA medical faculty that I use is VA Sepulveda in North Hills. I’m located in Zip code 93510, Acton ,Ca. If you can refer me to a sleep specialist that’s aware of the connection between sleep apnea and PTSD in Southern Ca I would be most grateful.
I didn’t seem to have any issues in using CPAP and it has helped me sleep better and I’m not waking up with headaches. Overall a positive experience so far. My experience with the VA has been outstanding . The people I have meet so far have all been top notch . Good Drs and services. The Veterans center in Palmdale that I use has also been really helpful


#3

Hello, Rocket1949- Thanks so much for writing. I have some lists I can share - Do you mind telling me your state?
It’s nice to see you want to help people :slightly_smiling:
You will see so many others here that are as selfless -
Hats off to you all !


#4

Rocket1949, thank you for your service and welcome to our discussion forum.

Did your PTSD challenge your use of CPAP?
I’ve talked to PTSD Vets who had found it difficult to wear a mask during sleep. Challenges were overcome in time. Cognitive behavioral therapy was also helpful for some, in getting used to using CPAP.

What was your experience like when you first started using CPAP?
Are you seeing benefits in CPAP therapy?


#5

[quote=“Rocket1949, post:2, topic:523, full:true”]
Hi Tracy and tshumard thanks for responding . I’m located in Southern Ca. The VA medical faculty that I use is VA Sepulveda in North Hills. I’m located in Zip code 93510, Acton ,Ca. If you can refer me to a sleep specialist that’s aware of the connection between sleep apnea and PTSD in Southern Ca I would be most grateful.I didn’t seem to have any issues in using CPAP and it has helped me sleep better and I’m not waking up with headaches. Overall a positive experience so far. My experience with the VA has been outstanding . The people I have meet so far have all been top notch . Good Drs and services.


#6

@Rocket1949 Please refer to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep centers through this link. There you can put in your zip code and find the center closest to you. Accredited centers can deal with a variety of issues such as yours. Good Luck!

http://www.aasmnet.org/aboutmembercenters.aspx