Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I have to pat my own back for keeping a sleep log since September, and a formal organized one since 10-22. I now track when I go to bed and go out bed, how many blower hours with a CPAP and whether I used a eye mask to block light out, or melatonin to make it through the night without waking every hour.
I was really getting up to 5 hours slowly, because of a wrong mask. I changed masks and still struggled so I added more data. I found I was going to bed at 12 and 1 on the nights I got less blower hours. ( I they said I wasn't sharp!) I was finally hitting 5-7 hours of blower time regularly and then I got sick.
I had one night when the machine actually opened my sinuses, but since then just torture.
I mean painful, burning cold air even with humidity. Fatigue and choking all night. I am a wreck this week and so I got on the gazelle and put in a wobbly 15 minutes of pseudo cardio. But now the fatigue is back and its bedtime early.
Vaguely related and a lefty self-compliment...
I was filling out a profile on a dating site and one of the questions was I like to sleep...
a)alone, b)near someone c) in someone's arms whatever. I just skipped it. I can't deal with that emotional baggage now, and that's ok too. But it sucked less than it would have a year ago, when I think I would have cried. So I must be making some progress with my confidence.