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Old 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
I'm not much of a TV watcher although there are a few shows I enjoy. If I sit in my recliner and the TV is on it's a good bet I'll nap for an hour or two.
My recliner is big and soooo comfy. When I walk in the door it says "Sit in me, sit in me!" but soon as I do it starts to whisper, "Go to sleeeeep!", and I do. LOL Thought about this thread last night when I 'finally' woke up and went to bed.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by StressedOutNYer View Post
Great, another medical condition to worry about, LOL

I do know that I snore but unfortunately due to lower back problems I have to sleep on my back and with only one pillow under my head. My spine has to be as 'straight' as possible. I have no problem falling asleep (a book does it in 15 minutes or less, lol) but I can only sleep for 5 1/2 hrs straight before waking up. I will "half doze" off and on for up to another hour. I can't nap during the day though, because as someone else said, if I find myself nodding off while watching a show I will be wide awake as soon as I get up from the chair. I never could nap during the day at all, for some reason.

I know that if I had to use one of those CPAP machines for apnea I would never get any sleep at all, which would be counterproductive, to say the least, LOL
I know I used to snore. I got plenty of grief about it when I was married. I expect I still do but nobody to gripe at me. I don't think the cats care.

My son has to use a CPAP machine. It took him a while to get used to it but doesn't mind anymore. It helps him to sleep and that's all he cares.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Location: Glenbogle
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I figure it's a catch-22 because in order to diagnose sleep apnea the patient has to have a sleep study done, right? And I would definitely "fail" that, because (other than the recent-years tv sleepiness, lol) ANY change in routine or environment will prevent me falling asleep; can't do a sleep study if ya can't sleep, lol. When I used to travel, I'd be lucky if I got 2 hours of sleep per night in a hotel simply because the bed wasn't my usual. If there's anything new, different or uncomfortable, it'll keep me awake; I did that 2-week tooth whitening thing some years ago, and just wearing the "trays" kept me from falling asleep for hours and hours, lol. I don't normally go out in the evening but if I do, it screws up my entire routine and even if I get into bed at the usual time (between 11 and 11:30) I will be still wide awake at 3 am, instead of falling asleep over a book before midnight.

But if I keep to my usual routine, which includes no computer after 8pm, I fall asleep just fine. Just wish I could sleep past 5:30 or 5:45! I've tried all the tricks, including the "sleep reduction" method. My brain/body just laughed at that one. Go to sleep at midnight? The body/brain flips the "on" switch at 5:30. Go to sleep at 10pm? the "on" switch will be flipped at 3:30. Ugh.

When I was younger I slept 7 hours a night like clockwork. But something got reprogrammed somewhere along the line, lol. Apparantly there is no "reset" button. ;-)

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Old 04-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Location: in the miseries
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I think I'm going to nod off while posting. After all it's nap time
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