I have been using a bi-pap just a little different from a c-pap. I had
it in Beckenridge. I travel with it all the time. I'm on my third one
as insurance and medicare replace every 5 years. It's almost like I
cant' go to sleep with out it. Just keep adjusting the straps until
they feel good. Slippery hair is my problem. I also use the nasal
pillars and don't fool with the mask. Mine is very quiet so I sleep no
worrying that I'm going to disturb someone and wake up to "Charlene you
keep me awake from your snoring." That is so embrassing. At times I
wear a let brace for the achilees and hand braces for carpel turnnel.
I sleep with a pillow between my legs and hold a remote in my hand to
turn off the radio when I'm ready to sleep. I bipap also puts me in
deeper sleep that ever so I rarely feel the erge if ever any more get
up to go to the bathroon in the middle of the night. It's so worth
From: Kathy Uphaus <mailto:kathyuphaus%40hotmail.com
To: PC Micronesia <mailto:marshallsmicro8s%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 10:23 am
Subject: RE: [marshallsmicro8s] Re: C-pap for Barbara
Well, now at least I know c-pap has something to do with insomnia. The
other night I slept from about 10 till 9:30 the following morning. Very
rare, but also very nice. When I wake up somewhere between 2 or 3 a.m.,
as I often do, I comfort myself with the fact that historically, humans
slept in two cycles at night - called first sleep and second sleep.
Seriously, you can google it. Rumor has it Ben
Franklin liked to use
the time to read in the nude (persumably by candle light). I usually
check face book or e-mal, play some comupter games or if I'm really
industrious, make some soup or muffins or something. Anything to avoid
Guess trouble falling to sleep in the first place is different - the
frogs usually seranade me quite effectively (unless Charlie starts
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:16:38 -0700
Subject: [marshall smicro8s] Re: C-pap for Barbara
Barbara, Mike Rose was using a c-pap after finding that he had sleep
apnea. he adapted to it, but
when we visited with him in Maui last
month, he told us he was no longer using it.
he explained that he realized that the problem was that he was used to
always sleeping on his back, and that if he trained himself to sleep on
his side, the problem disappeared! I believe he placed an obstacle in
bed so that he could not roll over on his back, like a cushion or
something. He said some people use a sleep shirt with a pocket in the
back to hold a tennis ball to keep them off his back. Maybe you could
use a blue crab??
You might want to talk to Mike, c-paps are pretty much no fun, I hear.
Good luck, Barbara, all us geezers need lotsa sleep and it is hard to
get it and harder every year! I feel lucky on the nights I can get 7
Eat extra crab for me, lucky you! Cort
From: Barbara Gallop
Sent: Tuesday, June 11,
2013 6:22 PM
Subject: [marshallsmicro8s] Blues
Yes, I have started picking the blueberries--just a handful a day,
but they are sooooo good! Swimming every day now that the water is
truly warm--how I love summertime:-)
Gerald and Marsha, how is your trip coming along? Hope to see ya'll
here this Monday or there abouts. You're going to love this pretty
little Southern town....
My sister-in-law and niece made it safely to Hilo yesterday. They went
on passes to LA, but had to buy a ticket the rest of the way as the
flights were full and taking very few standbys.
Finally had success with my c-pap---took me three weeks and a
recalibration before I could use it successfully! I guess I'm sleeping
soundly...but not sure yet.
Had our first blue crab from the creek tonight--delicious.
Love to All, Barbara
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