Author Topic: Sleep  (Read 8637 times)

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sleep
« Reply #100 on: May 03, 2019, 12:37:43 pm »
I have just phoned the sleep clinic at Basildon hospital. I have requested an appointment as I believe that my weight loss over the past 7 months (a little over 3 stone) means that I no longer suffer from sleep apnoea. Jan has said that she hasn't heard me snore for ages. I haven't fallen asleep in front of my computer for a long time. I even read books without nodding off part way through.

I have been promised a call next week with an appointment.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sleep
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2019, 07:11:38 pm »
Well, the appointment in May materialised, but I wasn't discharged. However, a few weeks ago I wrote to the consultant (writing and posting a letter was much quicker than trying to get through on the hospital's not-fit-for-purpose telephone system) and I have now had a letter discharging me from the sleep clinic and asking me to return the machine! Whoop whoop!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Sleep
« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2019, 07:41:42 pm »
Excellent news!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Sleep
« Reply #103 on: September 09, 2019, 08:05:18 am »
I believe that my weight loss over the past 7 months (a little over 3 stone) means that I no longer suffer from sleep apnoea. Jan has said that she hasn't heard me snore for ages.

This is no surprise to me at all. I had exactly the same thing around six years ago, when I lost around 14kg - the snoring stopped completely, I was waking in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to go.

Unfortunately, for various reasons, I've put the weight back on in the last few years and the snoring has become a problem again. I recognise the signs of apnea when I wake up in the morning - it's not just tiredness, it's a foggy feeling in the head, often a headache too. Luckily it's not so bad that I fall asleep during the day. The good thing is that I know the solution, but the bad thing is that the apnea affects your ability to function properly and implement the lifestyle changes required to achieve that solution. A classic vicious circle.

This, I think, is where a CPAP machine can help - when you're getting better sleep, you will feel generally more able to cope with life and will make better decisions relating to your health. I imagine having the machine has played a large part in you losing that three stone.

Glad to hear you're now enjoying good quality, machine-free sleep, that's excellent news.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sleep
« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2019, 04:57:43 pm »
For the past couple of months I have put the mask on when I get to bed but wake up an hour or two later. I then find I can't get to sleep when wearing the mask, but can without it.

One thing I want to do is institute earlier bed times, but my dear wife often stays up later than I want to. We share a bed and I don't want her coming in a couple of hours int my sleep and gallumphing about. Persuading her to finish her crochet/knitting/spinning/ watching-an-ancient-episode-of-Morse can be quite irksome.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.