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Poll: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
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I usually get up straight away
43.48%
10 43.48%
I usually lie in but don't need to sleep any more
30.43%
7 30.43%
I usually lie in and need to sleep some more
26.09%
6 26.09%
Total 23 vote(s) 100%
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Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
#1
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Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
Hi All

Interested to know what others do:

Most mornings I switch off the machine, then remove the mask and am ready to get up and go.

Sometimes I think I am finished sleeping , then switch off the machine, remove mask and have to lie in to allow my breathing to adjust or "catch up". Wondering if this normal?

Sometimes when I do this I fall asleep without the PAP therapy for an extra 30 - 60 minutes or more.

What do others do?
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#2
RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
I have the bit of insomnia so it seems like I rarely get enough sleep. Mostly I get out of bed very slowly.
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RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
Usually I get up shortly before 7 am to feed the cat. After that I may have a very light breakfast. Then it's back to bed for some more sleep (with CPAP)! Does eating something cause me to feel more sleepy? Probably -- diabetes has its effects.
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#4
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I usually get up right away. If I try to fall back asleep once awake, I just toss and turn, so there is no point in laying there.
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#5
RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
Back in the days when I had to commute, I'd usually jump out of bed and start my day. Now that I am fortunate enough to work from home, saving me a 45 minute commute, I find myself rolling over and getting another hour of sleep.

Another interesting question is, would you be comfortable sleeping without your CPAP? I would not.
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#6
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Being 74, getting out of bed is predicated on the need for the bathroom!  Oh-jeez   Under normal circumstances, I'll pull the nook from under the pillow and play some games to get the mind activated, else it's a trip to the loo and then staying up for the rest of the day.  Eat-popcorn
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#7
RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
The last few months or so, I get up at about 6 - 7 am to make a trip to the bathroom. When I return to bed, I go w/o my CPAP. 

We are usually always out of bed by 9 am. I do try to get as many hours in as possible using my CPAP. I make sure I meet my compliance requirements. 

I sleep as well w/o my CPAP as I do with it. If I feel the need for a late morning / early afternoon nap, I take one w/o my CPAP.
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#8
RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
I usually get up,   slowly,   and start doing my morning things,    check my weight,   get laptop and start looking at OSCAR, and later ,  Resmed scores, start putting the scores on my low-tech large paper graph, so that I understand it better....     When my sweetie brings coffee, we sit in  bed, pet our dog, do our morning readings.
I rarely go back to sleep after taking off my mask, as I don't like waking up with a headache.     That was the question, wasn't it?!    This is a new good habit that I am working on.    So I give myself a small sticker star on my graph, when I use my machine all night.      
Thank you for asking.   Good question.
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#9
RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
Wow we have interesting different morning routines which I did not anticipate would affect the poll results.

I suspect that as my response to xPAP therapy improves I should be able to get up sooner after waking up.

Thanks for all the replies so far.

I suspect that on the days when I switch off the machine, remove mask and have to 'recover' or even get some more sleep then this means that either I had a bad night or I can still improve my xPAP therapy settings.
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RE: Do you get up straight away? Lie in? or sleep some more?
I am a night owl who gets to sleep between 0100 and 0200 hours pretty much consistently.  I tell myself that I don't get the 'recommended' numbers of hours of sleep, and that I must be deprived.  However, I awaken very consistently after between 5:50 and 6:40 of sleep...whether I need it or not.   Getting the seven hours that the ex-spurts say is needed doesn't seem to jive with what my body tells itself is sufficient.

To answer, I tend to get up as soon as I have had the six-ish hours.  About one time in four or five I try to get another few winks, and about one in five times of those I actually fall asleep another hour or so.  I seem to catch up those times.  The rest of the times I try for a lie-in, I just day dream until I remember a matter that needs addressing, upon which the jig is up and I have to sit up.  Sad
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