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The Joy of Naps
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Today I didn't sleep very much this morning for whatever reason. Kind of powered through the morning with some coffee and really felt just terrible after lunch. So I did something I wasn't able to do before I got my CPAP -- laid down and took a nap. Back when I was untreated laying down to sleep in the day would invariably result in a pounding headache and feeling even worse than I did before. My case wasn't as bad as some of y'alls to where I was falling asleep in the daytime, so I opted to never take a nap, ever. I slept for 20-30 minutes maybe and I've felt great all afternoon. I need to remember that I have this option now.

Anyone else had this happen since starting CPAP?
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Wow, double post AND I used the thumbs down instead of thumbs up icon. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball on that one, maybe I'm not as well rested as I thought?

Anyway...
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#3
ha, I used to nap almost every day in the afternoon. After starting treatment a couple of months ago, I rarely feel the need to nap except on the weekend when the wife is home and it's not always just a nap :-)
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(01-18-2015, 07:20 PM)eviltim Wrote: Wow, double post AND I used the thumbs down instead of thumbs up icon. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball on that one, maybe I'm not as well rested as I thought?

Anyway...

Did you use your CPAP machine when you took a nap? I've been wondering about that - Does sleep without the CPAP machine set you back in the progress made using the machine?
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Most of us agree that the sensible brain part of the therapy can get confused if you keep switching in and out of therapy. I only purposely will go without xPAP treatment when I want to do a periodic SpO2 check.

I am dumping caffeine, calories, and other things, and expect that when I am through I will have a different status (apnea Y/N, BMI < 30, glucose below Type 2 cutoff). I want some before and after readings.

Don't take a nap off the PAP is you wish to feel better after the nap.
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(01-18-2015, 07:49 PM)Sparkle Wrote:
(01-18-2015, 07:20 PM)eviltim Wrote: Wow, double post AND I used the thumbs down instead of thumbs up icon. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball on that one, maybe I'm not as well rested as I thought?

Anyway...

Did you use your CPAP machine when you took a nap? I've been wondering about that - Does sleep without the CPAP machine set you back in the progress made using the machine?

Oh yeah! I haven't tried it with the CPAP off but I don't see why it wouldn't be apnea-riddled just like my normal CPAP-less sleep is.
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#7
Congrats on finding a new afternoon nappy-time option, Tim. I've found that such afternoon naps (with CPAP) help me a lot as far as daytime alertness. Amazing what a 20-30 minute nap can do.

Also, I deleted your duplicate thread and made your thumbs-down into a thumbs-up icon which I assume you intended.

Sleep well...

Coffee
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(01-18-2015, 08:19 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: Most of us agree that the sensible brain part of the therapy can get confused if you keep switching in and out of therapy. I only purposely will go without xPAP treatment when I want to do a periodic SpO2 check.

I am dumping caffeine, calories, and other things, and expect that when I am through I will have a different status (apnea Y/N, BMI < 30, glucose below Type 2 cutoff). I want some before and after readings.

Don't take a nap off the PAP is you wish to feel better after the nap.

Thank you this is helpful. I am caffeine free now 15 days. Also sugar and bread free . I look forward to my follow up appt w/the dr. who prescribed the treatment (he's a pulmonologist) and having better stats than when I first met with him in December. Good luck!
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(01-19-2015, 12:41 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Congrats on finding a new afternoon nappy-time option, Tim. I've found that such afternoon naps (with CPAP) help me a lot as far as daytime alertness. Amazing what a 20-30 minute nap can do.

Also, I deleted your duplicate thread and made your thumbs-down into a thumbs-up icon which I assume you intended.

Sleep well...

Coffee

Thanks! I did. 10 hours today, after missing out the past few.
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