Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sleep And Energy / Coming To Life

Three nights on CPAP and I can honestly say that I'm feeling a lot better already. I don't go through the day feeling like a beached whale. I was actually awake yesterday morning 10 minutes before the alarm went off and I didn't hit the snooze button for an hour. Actually, I didn't hit the snooze button at all. I got up and did a load of laundry, played with the cats, fixed breakfast... Wow, what a difference!

I've even had DREAMS!!! Yes, I have not had dreams that I can remember in years. During my first sleep study, I didn't even reach REM sleep. Not fun. Oh, but now I guess I'll have to deal with nightmares too - now that was ever a problem before.

The sleep department at the hospital has a good program too. I was able to take 2 masks home with me to try. I can return and exchange at any time if I don't like them. One of them does kinda give me a fit. I'm laying in bed and then the air pressure ramps up and then the leaks around the seal start. Ugh.

This is the one I prefer:
The Two Little 'Buds' Are Called Pillows - They Go In Your Nostrils :)
Great Seal
This is the one I don't prefer:
I'm An Active Sleeper - It Doesn't Like That

1 comment:

Hilary said...

Wow, I just went to the doctor today, and because I am so tired all the time, he ordered a sleep study.
Now if it makes my headache go away, I will be one very happy girl.