Sleep is Overrated

Ok, short post tonight ’cause I’m working on roughly 4 non-sequential hours of sleep. Why, you may ask? I have sleep apnea and sleep each night with my face strapped to a breathing mask resembling that of a fighter pilot (just call me Goose), which is in turn hooked into the portable equivalent of life support (called a BiPap machine). Won’t go into what all that name means – suffice it to say it ain’t sexy but the nightly process helps me breath (usually!) and DOES keep me from falling asleep at traffic lights, at work, during most TV programs. Just not always a comfortable way to spend the most restful part of the day.

Last week I got a replacement mask for my old one which had worn out & was missing some pads. The new one looks comfy & cushy, but so far has taken some serious personal adjustment time. Not too mention I had WAY too much caffeine before bed, which didn’t help any either.

So tonight I’m gonna avoid anything fizzy & keep a dose of Benadryl handy, just in case. Nothing quite like waking up in the middle of the night gasping & feeling like the Angel of Death has come to suffocate you. Good times!

Enough of my whining. On the bright side, I had a fairly productive day. . . since it started at 5am. Internet traffic is surprisingly light at that time on a Sunday morning.

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2 Responses to “Sleep is Overrated”

  1. Christopher says:

    My parents both have the same thing. I am the child of TWO Darth Vaders. Or so I like to joke. They have also complained about the comfort issues. Better than the alternative though I suppose. Hope you get the new one sorted out and some sleep.

  2. RevMortis says:

    Thanks for the kind words! I did indeed have a MUCH better night last night. Slept like the dead. My wife tells me I didn’t even move, which might explain why none of my limbs worked for about 10 minutes this morning.

    Apparently the theory relating my previous difficult night to caffeine is not too far off base. Coke Zero is the devil, I tell you. Just like Soylent Green. Or Kryptonite.

    Yet another argument to just drink beer, imho!!

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