Thank you for posting your experience with CPAP. I've seen several other people mention how important the fit of the mask is, so I'd encourage anyone who has a mask that isn't working for them to ask to try others. There are lots of choices out there.
"We make hundreds, even thousands of decisions every day. Some are easy — like what to have for breakfast, or what to wear to work; some are much harder — like how to spend money or educate our children. We know that without a good night's sleep making those tough decisions is even more difficult, though everyone from business executives to politicians often makes important decisions on too little sleep." Follow the link to learn more.
Have you made a decision when you were too sleepy that you regreted later? What happened?
Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with CPAP and the problems you had with your heart. Another member, Alex, just posted why He's a Believer about using his CPAP, too.
I know there's an adjustment period with CPAP that can be daunting, but it's important to keep up with it if you're doctor has recommended the use. Hope you'll keep us updated on how you're doing and if you decide to do surgery.
Hello and welcome. Since you mention the sleep walking has become more frequent, you've hurt yourself while sleep walking, and you "never really feel rested," I would suggest talking this over with a sleep expert and getting some help. The log you've been keeping should be helpful to the doctor.
This article on Parasomnias discussed sleep walking and may give you some information, too.
Dr. Breus has some news about memory and sleep that may be surprising to you. "The routine of all-nighters is familiar to anyone through their own experiences in college or from TV and movies: it's the night before a big test, you realize you've never taken the plastic off the textbook, and you have nine hours to stay up all night and learn everything. Or maybe you need to stay up all night for a presentation at work?
"Sounds fun, right? It turns out, however, that you may have been better off just going to sleep." Learn more by reading the entire Better Memory from Focus and Sleep blog posting.
Have you pulled an all-nighter for school or work? How did you do on the test/project/presentation?
Hello and welcome. I would suggest it's time to see your doctor and talk about these issues. First, there's the burning stomach--you say it goes on hours on end some days. You also have noticed your right hand has been shaking for months. I know you say you don't know what's causing it, but hopefully your doctor will.
The lack of concentration and stress seem to be two other important issues to address. They may be related to a physical issue; your doctor can determine this. You may want to seek out counseling. My daughter did when she was in college, and it helped her a lot.
Hello and welcome. That does sound like a scary problem. I would suggest getting checked out by a sleep disorders expert right away. As you already know, people don't normally sleep for days on end and won't wake up when someone moves them and talks to them.
Once you have a diagnosis, your doctor can work with you on a treatment plan so you can start feeling better.
Dr. Breus wants to know, Is Technology Stealing Your Sleep? "Have you ever noticed that in many iPad and tablet ads people have their feet up while they use their devices? The idea must be that the product is so easy, so relaxing, you could even use it in bed."
So--should you be using them in bed--or not? Read the article and find out.
Do you think technology helps or harms you sleep, and why?