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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    Side note: what if it's pitch black because you're trying to sleep? I just got a CPAP machine and the first few nights with the full-face mask was terrifying so I was switched to a nose mask instead. Not much better but at least I don't wake up clawing at my face. or with the mask in two pieces, one in each hand and no clue how that happened.
    best thing to do at that point is to actually wake up and get to a calm place before you try falling back to sleep. at least that's been my experience. if i just lay there, i feel more panicked and trapped.

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    today's "fun": chemo, injections in both knees as test to see if i need knee surgery or spine surgery (again & eek!), 2+ hours of hell commuting to doc's. it's shaping up to be a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    best thing to do at that point is to actually wake up and get to a calm place before you try falling back to sleep. at least that's been my experience. if i just lay there, i feel more panicked and trapped.
    It didn't help that the guy told me "you have to use it for at least four hours a night for the first month or we'll take it back" so I was forcing myself to keep it on and that didn't help either. It felt like being waterboarded by air* and the guy said I couldn't take it off so it was a literal struggle to keep it on. Like my legs were thrashing on the bed. All I can say is that I'm glad we have separate beds.**

    * turns out the pressure was a 5-20 variance and the machine would ramp up to what was necessary but I was told it should never get to the 20 unless it was really bad. I looked at the display and it said 17.7 but I was awake and those numbers should be in the 5-7 range. I called the sleep people and they said "oh you saw it wrong" but they looked at the reports (it has a modem built in so it's a little big brother telling on me) and said wow let's bring it down to 15.

    ** long story short we had to get separate beds because she needs an adjustable bed for sleeping due to pain management. she's very practicable like that as she didn't want me to be forced to adjust my sleeping due to her.

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    @allegate So the thing that’s supposed to be helping with your sleep problems is making your sleep worse. I swear, it seems like 80% of the population over a certain age is on that CPAP shit and I’m sensing some conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    It didn't help that the guy told me "you have to use it for at least four hours a night for the first month or we'll take it back" so I was forcing myself to keep it on and that didn't help either. It felt like being waterboarded by air* and the guy said I couldn't take it off so it was a literal struggle to keep it on. Like my legs were thrashing on the bed. All I can say is that I'm glad we have separate beds.**

    * turns out the pressure was a 5-20 variance and the machine would ramp up to what was necessary but I was told it should never get to the 20 unless it was really bad. I looked at the display and it said 17.7 but I was awake and those numbers should be in the 5-7 range. I called the sleep people and they said "oh you saw it wrong" but they looked at the reports (it has a modem built in so it's a little big brother telling on me) and said wow let's bring it down to 15.

    ** long story short we had to get separate beds because she needs an adjustable bed for sleeping due to pain management. she's very practicable like that as she didn't want me to be forced to adjust my sleeping due to her.
    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    @allegate So the thing that’s supposed to be helping with your sleep problems is making your sleep worse. I swear, it seems like 80% of the population over a certain age is on that CPAP shit and I’m sending some conspiracy.
    don't know if y'all remember but when i tried to get an APAP machine (CPAP is constant airflow, APAP is supposed to adjust based on its sensor data regarding your breathing) after doing a sleep study, i had the most terrifying and horrible night of sleep i've ever gotten, the thing gave me the worst migraine i've ever had, and i told them i refused to use it. thankfully, my apnea is positional (so i trained myself to stop sleeping on my back) and my insomnia was (mostly) cleared up by the meds i take for bi-polar 2 / borderline. i got lucky. but a lot of people have SERIOUS issues with those machines, and i understand why. they're an extremely imperfect science.

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    G and I had been curious about getting an RV and traveling the country, like a cute little lightweight one that we could hook up to our Honda Passport. We look at them online and we went to the huge RV show for the 2nd time last February in Rosemont.

    And most of these RVs are now including these shelves and power outlets next to each side of the beds for ... CPAPS!!!

    Wtf.

    Figured out, on my own, that I have the same as you, @eversonpoe - positional. If I sleep on my sides, I sleep great, but on my back it’s like asthma. I also have different pillows that help. I ain’t hooking myself up to no damned oxygen tank that can kill me if I don’t clean it properly. I now use low-dose melatonin and I’m sleeping great.
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    Well I wasn't worried about getting sick from it, so thanks for that! lol

    You mention RVs: the place I picked it up from was also advertising batteries for when you go camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    you mention rvs: The place i picked it up from was also advertising batteries for when you go camping.
    You SEEEEEEEE!?!?

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    Well, I just had to purchase a plunger at a quarter past 11:00 PM.



    I forgot to mention there was no self-checkout.
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