(01-26-2015 09:37 PM)Jim Bronson Wrote: I'll take a stab at your first two questions.
1) I've been on CPAP for about 2.5 months. For me, the progress has been slow and steady. My AHI in the sleep study was 41, and it is now below 3 most nights. I have kept a daily sleep journal for several years. I rate my sleep quality on a scale of 1-5, based on how I felt the following day (1=lousy, 5=great). I find that I am now having more 4-5 days and fewer 1-2 days, and it keeps getting better, albeit slowly. So hang in there and don't give up. According to my sleep Dr., some patients respond faster than others to the therapy, but almost everyone with beginning AHI numbers in my range do improve.
2) I used to think I was a light sleeper until I got married. Often, my wife (now ex) would get up, shower, dress and put on the coffee without my waking up. I always sleep with the windows wide open (SoCal), and I live on a canyon with lots of night critters. One night I turned on my sound-activated tape recorder at bedtime. The next morning, it was filled with godawful screeches and yelps, and I was amazed that I slept through it. Who knew?
Hey Jim, As a near Newbie yourself, you might be surprised how helpful it was for a almost total newbie like myself, to hear your comments above! The old timers are helpful in their way, but it's also very good to hear of improvement a month plus ahead of myself (and I think I can say for Sparkle as well, who is a couple weeks behind me)
I think we need to have "Class of" here on the board...I'm Class of Dec 26 2014...but I'd be fine to be lumped in to the "Class of January 2015" for all intents and purposes...and I think there is so much change by the month or by the quarter half and whole first year, that Class of "month" makes sense to me!
Cept unlike in School, the class is starting time, as their ain't no graduating I'm afraid!