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Archive for the ‘sleep’ Category

joy, tears and timebombs

April 25, 2009

so we have had ella home now for a week today!   what an incredible amount of joy this precious little girl has brought to our family already.  it’s even strange saying the word family because even though dawn and i were a family all along, the addition of ella has added so many new dimensions […]

turning the corner

January 18, 2008

two nights with good sleep using my cpap machine. plus yesterday i wasn’t falling asleep in the afternoon at work or in the evening when i was getting some reading done. i hope this is becomes the norm because being tired constantly is taking it’s toll. yippie! pax: ty


January 14, 2008

i’m not sure what is contributing more to me being so tired.  i think the combination of the hurt and pain i’m witnessing in our students plus getting used to the cpap machine are taking their toll. i know the cpap isn’t hard, but it’s not super simple either.  it’s almost as if i’m aware […]

some sleep

January 8, 2008

well, after my first night using the cpap i did get some sleep. i remember waking up at 3 and at 5 and then the alarm went off at seven. both times didn’t seem like i was awake too terribly long before i feel back asleep. i know i don’t feel any more rested yet, […]

gadgets gone wrong

January 7, 2008

tonight i start sleeping with my very own cpap personal breathing machine.  i would much rather be sleeping next to my wife, but with the new machine i thought i would spend the first few nights on the bed in the basement so i get used to it without disturbing her. i know i love […]

a little late night pick me up from scc!

January 4, 2008

another late night of insomnia last night and i got to thinking about life and the many things that worry and overwhelm me. [from time to time it can be a long and scary list] having sleep apnea and not sleeping well hasn’t helped matters one little bit either. as i was looking for a […]

test done

December 19, 2007

well, it looks like a cpap machine is in my future.  it took awhile to fall alseep last night at the sleep center with all the wires stuck to me but it was not as long as some nights when i can’t sleep. then about 2 am they came in with the cpap and hooked […]

sleep test

December 18, 2007

so i’m off in a couple of hours for my sleep test.  i have to drive to a doctors office and get hooked up to a bunch of monitors and try and sleep tonight.  they say the rooms and beds are comfortable and you really don’t feel the wires, but being the pessimist i am, […]

sleep test

December 14, 2007

so my guess is that this is what my night times will look like soon.  i head in for a sleep test next week for sleep apnea. according to the doctor, my anatomy is just right for having it.  too small of an airway, off center nose [what?] and extra folds in the back of […]

it’s getting really old

October 11, 2007

usually about once a week i’m still awake at the wee hours of the morning staring at the tv or my laptop.  why? my guess is two things in my life that are keeping me from sleeping well and these need to change sooner rather than later.  this first it caffeine. the second exercise.  i […]