I hate it.
Actually, I have always been weird about going to bed. I just seem to hate the thought of winding down and going to sleep.Maybe I feel like I am going to miss something...I don't know.
When I started having more and more symptoms of sleep apnea I really began dreading going to bed, knowing that I would feel even more tired after a night of gasping for air than if I would just stay up all night awake, but breathing normally.
As far as the sleep apnea goes, I am doing well w/ the cpap machine. But I am still dealing w/ insomnia several nights a week.
A few tips for the cpap(the one that goes over your nose specifically)~
If you have a tv in the bedroom, put the mask on and watch tv before laying down.
If you are laying down to go to sleep and feel like you can't catch your breath with the mask on, let some air out by sticking a finger between the mask and your face. You can breathe and when you fall asleep, your hand will slip down and the mask will then be on your face correctly.
Don't give up. Leaving sleep apnea untreated can shorten your life. Even wearing it part of the night is better than not using it at all.
I thought I would NEVER get used to it. And then I started becoming more and more comfortable, but I would still take it off in my sleep. I have recently started leaving it on for most of the night.
I haven't slept well for YEARS, so it feels great to finally get some deep sleep.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I hate it.