just a dumb thought........wonder if our bodies are now craving sleep since we are getting better sleep overall?? Sure is interesting. Mine is definitely a "different" tired/sleepiness than I've had before.
I definitely experienced the fully alert and very energetic part (I'm only on APAP for two weeks). I had it twice so far. It was great. I try to take it day be day, and have gotten some awful nights too. Ups and downs, but I don't sleep more, in fact, I am less sleepy in the day and tend to wake up quite early.
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I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
I've found that yes I do sleep better and longer. Whereas back in BC (before CPAP) we figured might as well get up thinking we were rested. I used to wake up multiple times a night for various reasons, but now, I may get up once (unless the cats wake me up) and sleep pretty much through the night. I do admit, it is harder at times to get out of bed when the alarm goes off when I have to get up real early.
(06-11-2014, 06:13 AM)DocWils Wrote: There is no such thing as sleep debt. What you are experiencing is a normal process of the body relearning how to have a "normal" sleep pattern - it takes a while for the body to find the correct equilibrium to our genetically programmed sleep pattern (actually, it never does find it - our modern world forbids what our hard wired sleep pattern should be, alas - it is not normal to sleep a straight six or eight hour sleep per night - that is something imposed on us by the Industrial revolution and electric lights, etc. Prior to that, we slept in two phases, with a relatively active wakefulness phase in between). Sleep debt itself is a myth and has no basis in science.
Let the flame war begin
No "flames" from me but it is an interesting thought. I have read of several inventors, T A Edison for one, who slept when he felt the need and worked when he wanted to; but few of us can do that.
Today - I think I am exhausted (I Know I am sore!) from having worked on our roof yesterday to make sure we don't have any leaks come the rainy season.
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
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