Thursday, January 31, 2008

i tried out my CPAP machine today!

I just woke up from a nap. 

Yes, I took one in the middle of the day, because I have been so exhausted lately.  It's been the sleep apnea.  Not being able to breathe has awoken me so many times during the night each night.  I know this because each time I can't breathe I have awoken gasping for air.  John hears me gasping for air, and then moaning, many times during my sleep each night.

My CPAP sleep apnea mask finally arrived from the FEDEX man today.  And I quickly put it on, and set the CPAP machine to blow air through the tubing into my mouth and nose.  Then I took a nap. 

I'll tell you right now, it was the best sleep I've had in years and years!

John said he kept checking on me because he wanted to make sure I was okay, I was sleeping so soundly! 

He said Michael was with me the whole time making sure I was okay.  Now I have a kitty who will chew through the hose if I need him to, LOL.

I didn't panic with the mask on, although it was pretty scary when I first started the machine.  But I was able to immediately relax and fall asleep.  And then I slept so refreshingly!  I'm really going to be liking this thing!

Love you all,

Krissy  :)     

25 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that it worked great and you got a great nap. :-) God Bless, Janie

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  2. That sounds great Krissy! You'll probably be amazed at all of the energy you will have now that you will be able to get a good night's sleep!!

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  3. WOW I'm jealous. I believe I need on of those too. My sleeping is for the birds right now. Terrible. Going the whole day exhausted takes its toll on your body. I'm so happy that this is working for you. After you get a couple of days of sleep in a row you're gonna be a new woman. So happy for you.
    Take care, Chrissie

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  4. Thats great krissy...sweet dreams

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  5. I am rejoicing with you at the better sleep dearheart.  What a wonderful gift good sleep it!
    loving you
    karyl

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  6. That's good news.  And I'm glad Michael isn't put off by the machine.  How about John, did he head for the couch to get away from the noise?  I have several girlfriends who's husbands have them and they put the husbands in the spare room at night so they (the wives) can get some sleep.   Linda in WA

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  7. You will feel so much better getting a good night's sleep .  I'm glad it works for you.  'On Ya' - ma

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  8. firestormkids041/31/2008 9:05 PM

    Praise the Lord!!  a refreshing sleep is the most desireable thing I can think of right now.  So now you have "new eyes" and a new way of sleeping.  Woo Hoo!!  Love and blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

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  9. promiseluv3721/31/2008 9:54 PM

    I am so glad you were able to get real sleep.  

    Luv ya,
    Promise

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  10. I am so happy for you and glad you are getting the rest you need
    hugs
    Sherry

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  11. that is wonderful, Krissy!! I'm so glad you will get restful sleep; that will help with sooo many things!! I need the link of what you asked me to do

    betty

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  12. Those CPAP machines are wonderful!  Years back we only used them on newborn babies that would forget to breathe.  I am so glad it worked for you and wishing you have many good nights of sleep and sweet dreams!

    ~Bethe~    

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  13. Sweet Dreams Krissi.If we don't get any postings we know where you are now LOL!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Haaaa.Take Care.I'm  So happy it's working great for you.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

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  14. peytonswater2/01/2008 7:02 AM

    I've talked to people that had those, I have heard the same thing! I have mild Sleep Apnea, they wanted me to lose 20% of my body fat. I got about 10% to go. <sigh> and this was 6 years ago. hahahahhaha
    Hugs
    Ang

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  15. I'm so glad the mask is going to work for you!
    Missie

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  16. Oh, how wonderful!!  And so glad Mr. Michael was doing his job =)!!  Yay, maybe you will get the needed oxygen to your muscles now.  Life will be better =)!!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  17. It is amazing ... how alike we are.  I am in remission from sleep apnea.  Yes, it happens.  I needed a new machine.  Mine was 12 years old and outdated.  So I went (again) to a sleep lab.  They had an article from a health magazine ... saying 'most cases go into remission around 55 years of age'.  I WAS 65. So was excited when told that I was in remission and if I did not sleep flat on my back (never had) that I did not need a machine.  When I requested a perscription anyway, just in case ... they refused.  
    Our oldest daughter travels with me and the lab was 5 hours from home.  She told me not to worry because the last few nights in the motel, sleeping on my right side, I had no episodes.  >>>I HAD 547 IN A 7 HOUR TEST, THE FIRST TIME I WAS TESTED.<<<  Am glad you are feeling better and getting some rest.  AND I do understand; I have been there ... and FALLING ASLEEP IN CHURCH WAS MY BIGGEST NIGHTMARE.  The kids and hubby kept an eye on me ... and punched me in the ribs before I snored.  ;*-}  DIEU TE BENISSE!!!  Cajun Sissy

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  18. rdautumnsage2/01/2008 1:28 PM

    I'm so delighted the CPAP machine works out so well for you hon! Glad to hear you finally had a wonderful deep sleep. (Hugs) Indigo

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  19. rdautumnsage2/01/2008 1:29 PM

    Yeah I could use some more myself...sorry about the wrong link at the end of my last comment....(Hugs) Indigo

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  20. I'm very happy that the machine seems to have worked great.  Hope it stays that way and you get some much needed rest!

    ~Tiffany S.

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  21. Sleep tight Krishttp://journals.aol.com/adlessor/ACoupleofNomads/sy.     So glad you have found some help.             Dawn

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  22. I'm VERY pleased the machine is working its miracle for you, Krissy :-)

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  23. heavenlybama2/02/2008 8:20 PM

    It won't take long to get used to.  If you get at least 5 hours a night using the machine, you'll be 100% compliant with treatment.  I'm so glad you got some refreshing sleep.  Isn't it wonderful?
    Love ya,
    D

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  24. That is wonderful.  I love long afternoon naps to get missing night rest.  My husband does the moaning and holding his breath.  He is overweight right now trying to lose some weight so his breathing is better at night.  
    Enjoy the machine!
    debbie

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  25. I am so glad! You will start feeling so much better now!

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