Saturday, May 23, 2009

Restful sleep

It's been a while since my sleep study revealed that I had indeed gone from a bad case of sleep apnea to a moderate one. And it's been a little less than that since I had my CPAP adjusted.

And it's been nice. The airflow is much less overwhelming and much more manageable. Now, I don't usually get eight hours of sleep... in fact, I don't usually get six hours of sleep. Unfortunately, my time to work is best at night, after the girls have gone down for the count. That means several hours of unmolested time to work but it eats into my sleep time. It's not uncommon for me to stay up past midnight, and I always get up at 4:45 a.m. when the alarm goes off.

Yeah, it's a fun schedule.

Still, it would be more stressful if my CPAP was still on the wrong setting. I can feel the difference too. It feels like it did when I first got it, not overpowering, just the right pressure. The noise level is better too - Mrs. LB says it sounds like a ceiling fan.

Sleep apnea is not fun but it's much more manageable now. And it helps now that my equipment is on the right page too.


Lissaloo said...

That's is awesome that it's better, Children have a way of teaching you to survive on minimum sleep :)

Willoughby said...

I'm glad to hear that you found a setting that works for you. Sleep must be extra important when you're training for a race.