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#1
A couple of times, after getting 7 to 8 hrs sleep, removing the mask and intending to start the day, I was very very tired. So I'd go back to bed for an hour or two sans machine. I enjoy it because I can then sleep in my FAVORITE, most comfy positions that I can never do with the mask on. like
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#2
Yes, since retirement I tend to do this a lot. The problem for me is that side-sleeping (my most comfortable position) always leads to lower back / hip pain. So I pay dearly for an hour or so of pleasure.
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#3
Sometimes. Especially when I'm really annoyed with the mask.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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#4
(01-10-2017, 07:59 PM)DeepBreathing Wrote: Yes, since retirement I tend to do this a lot. The problem for me is that side-sleeping (my most comfortable position) always leads to lower back / hip pain. So I pay dearly for an hour or so of pleasure.

I too am a side sleeper, and suffer lower back pain (bulging disc that got damaged when I was 17 years old)

I sleep on one side with my upper leg forward and the knee resting on a cushion.. then when I roll to my other side I assume the mirror position of what I had just rolled over from.

Supporting the upper leg/knee takes the pressure off the disc and reduces the pain substantially.

You could try a cushion, but a pillow and a rolled up towel both work too.. as I have found when sleeping in motel rooms at times.
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#5
Nope.
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(01-11-2017, 05:35 AM)Ockrocket Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 07:59 PM)DeepBreathing Wrote: Yes, since retirement I tend to do this a lot. The problem for me is that side-sleeping (my most comfortable position) always leads to lower back / hip pain. So I pay dearly for an hour or so of pleasure.

I too am a side sleeper, and suffer lower back pain (bulging disc that got damaged when I was 17 years old)

I sleep on one side with my upper leg forward and the knee resting on a cushion.. then when I roll to my other side I assume the mirror position of what I had just rolled over from.

Supporting the upper leg/knee takes the pressure off the disc and reduces the pain substantially.

You could try a cushion, but a pillow and a rolled up towel both work too.. as I have found when sleeping in motel rooms at times.

When sleeping at home I find my wife's warm body fills this need much better than a rolled up towel. Big Grin
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#7
Those naps may not be all that good an idea . Or it could be the poor health was leading to the long daytime naps.

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#8
I do. But sometimes pay for it the next night, by not being able to sleep well. A solid sleep plus sleeping in seems to give me a credit that my body takes back the next night. So I average around 6.5-7 hours per night, plus a power nap during the day. And that is all I can do if I want a decent sleep the next night.
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#9
I do take a nap after lunch once a while and not busy to keep me awake. But I ALWAYS use the machine. I just can't sleep without it. Feel like choking when sleeping without using the machine. I think I need a backup machine just in case this one is broken down.
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