(03-31-2012, 01:45 AM)Gazby Wrote: There is so many opinions and degrees of OMG! This will probably shock you then cos I have gone weeks without wearing mine as it seems I dont take it half as serious as some do, which will probably be my downfall.
It says that OSA increases your chances of having a stroke or heart attack, it doesnt say that OSA will give you either one or any just that your risk is increased. Now my understanding is your body has been starved for years of lack of sleep but with using your pap your body has recovered so the odd night should not make a difference. You wouldnt tell some teenager that if they stay out all night partying that they now have an increase of a chance of stroke or other due to lack of sleep for one night. And before you all start shouting at me, this is my opinion and not probably fact, I guess Im a extremist then a PAP Rebel so to speak.
...and incase Mr S is having palputations around now this is not the kind of advice I would give anyone, let me explain.
The reason I sometimes dont wear my mask is because alot of times I dont get to sleep as there isnt enough hours in the day for me. Before you start heckling me, I have a disabled wife and a disabled daughter and I work full time nightshift so when I get home I have breakfasts to do and school runs and then theres hospital appointments not to mention the caring for them, so as you can see everything is not what it seems. Try being up for 24 hours then climbing unto your bed putting on your mask and snuggling in then getting shouted because Im needed then off I go again for another 12 hours or so with many catnaps inbetween.
Im just a caring kind of chap that....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
It is not the sleep deprivation that can cause a stoke or heart attack, but the acute increase in blood pressure that is part of the fight or flight reaction to being de facto strangled by your airway collapsing.