Narcolepsy, Necrophilia, and National Public Sleeping Day


This morning while trolling the interwebz, I found an article that caught my attention. Today is┬áNational Public Sleeping Day. According to the article, National Public Sleeping Day was established on February 28, 2011, and it is celebrated by taking a nap in public. A 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

Insomnia and Hypersomnia


The insomnia monster is visiting me regularly these days, or nights rather. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my sleep issues, so what better time to write about it than in the middle of the night? Since my mid-teenage years, I’ve had such irregular sleep patterns. Or “poor sleep hygiene” as a sleep […]

Public Service Announcement: Never Sleep With a Laptop


I am guilty for spending hours in bed with my laptop. And pretty often, I fall asleep with my laptop on my bed. Usually, the computer will go into standby mode after 30 minutes of inactivity. When I woke up this morning, I was shocked to see this huge blister on my hand: I was […]

Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea???


Ever heard of a didgeridoo? I read a very crazy news article from Reuters this weekend that talked about how regular didgeridoo playing can help with sleep apnea: Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are common sleep disorders […]

Sleepin’ Sexxxy Part II


Today my CPAP mask came in the mail, and I’ll be able to try it out tonight. Prior masks have only covered my nose…this “full face” mask covers my mouth and nose. I tried it out for about 10 minutes, and it’s really uncomfortable. Most people say they can’t stand it at first, but adapt […]

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Sleepin’ Sexxxy


I met with Dr. I today to discuss the results of my last sleep study. He said my daytime sleepiness is caused by sleep apnea, pure and simple. No narcolepsy, just obstructive sleep apnea. When I had the nose mask on a low airflow (6) I had about 10 disturbances per hour with snoring. When […]