In search of a good night's sleep

In search of a good night's sleep

There are 44 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 30, 2007, titled In search of a good night's sleep. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

It's something most of us want, most of us think we need more of and most of us don't get enough of.

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Matt

Greenville, SC

#1 Jul 31, 2007
Divorce
John Henry

Sewickley, PA

#2 Jul 31, 2007
I have sleep apnea. I know I do because my wife tells me I quit breathing nearly every night. I feel tired all day every day. I went to the Haywood Regional sleep center to get diagnosed and treated. I had to stay there overnight with all sorts of wires attached. It's quite hard to sleep normally with all that stuff attached to your head, back, and chest. So it's no wonder that they did NOT diagnose me with sleep apnea and I still have the problem.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#4 Jul 31, 2007
I'm fixin to start drinking again....

“We're gonna DIE!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fletcher, NC

#5 Jul 31, 2007
Rush Limbaugh said when he went deaf it had one silver lining...when he unplugs his ear implant, he can't hear and has never slept better.
Tim

Boiling Springs, SC

#6 Jul 31, 2007
My wife use to complain about my snoring and keeping her awake. Also, she said that she thought I stopped breathing at night. So I went to the Sleep Center at Mission and sure enough I had sleep apnea!

Now that I use a machine at night I can't believe the difference. I use to come home from work, eat, and fall asleep watching the news by 7PM. Not anymore. What a difference!

My doctor told me that sleep disorders are very hard on the heart and I could die in my sleep too!

If you even think you might have a problem, go to the doctor. It's not worth the risk!
Sold on C-PAP

Savannah, GA

#8 Jul 31, 2007
I had absolutely NO idea that I stopped breathing during my sleep; I thought that I was just a very quiet breather. My doctor suggested that I participate in a sleep study, so I did. What a shock to learn that I had actually stopped breathing 453 times in one night! No wonder my brain was groggy and I was exhausted. The thought of STARVING MY BRAIN OF OXYGEN immediately sold me on the C-PAP (the device that forces a gentle air stream into my nose). I immediately recognized the TREMEMDOUS DIFFERENCE in all of my health after I began using my C-PAP.
I WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT IT AGAIN!!! Imagine the long-term effects of oxygen deprivation on the brain. Anyone who things that alcohol helps is just plain stupid. Divorce? Go ahead, you don't deserve a mate who takes care of his or her own health. There are over 100 various masks or devices that can be used with the C-PAP. I simply chose the standard mask... sure I look like an alien ... but I'd rather be alive and healthy and live a long time than die in my sleep or kill myself and my brain by stupidity! Just sign me... A TRUE C-PAP FAN!!!
Henry Peterson

United States

#9 Jul 31, 2007
I hope it all helps. Good story.
Sleeping Better

AOL

#10 Jul 31, 2007
I sleep with a C-Pap machine. It takes a while to get used to but the results are worth it. I spent 2 nights at Mission Sleep Center and they found out I had sleep apnea. It pays to check out with your doctor if you snore at night and he in turn will send you to the sleep center. I surely do not regret going. I have had my machine for a little over 2 years now.
dick c heney

Boiling Springs, SC

#11 Jul 31, 2007
rush limbaugh is a douche bag!
Melody Meadows

Auburn, AL

#12 Jul 31, 2007
My husband wears the C-PAP and if he misses a night of wearing it, he is very fatigued the next day.

Also, just recently a 33 year old mother of 3 that had sleep apnea had fallen and injured her back. She went to the local hospital in Lewisville Montana. She was in severe pain and had to be severely medicated with morphine and other pain killers. Her husband brought the C-PAP machine to the hospital and told the staff that she absolutely had to wear the device. However, the nurse didn't put the C-PAP on the mother as instructed and when the nurse went in to check on the patient, she wasn't breathing at all. They didn't have any idea how long she had not been breathing but it was long enough to cause her to be brain dead. Five days later the family had to make the decision to take her off life support.
My point is to say that if you have sleep apnea or your spouse or loved one, please make sure they wear the device if hospitalized.
sleep E

Boiling Springs, SC

#13 Jul 31, 2007
How do theese machines affect your spontaneous sex life?

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#15 Jul 31, 2007
Free wrote:
I'm fixin to start drinking again....
Bicardi Limon?

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Jul 31, 2007
There is also numerous folks that have sleep disorders such as walking and talking and working in their sleep.

My other half went to the sleep clinic and no
diagnosis. Although we had a CCTV monitoring him.

He has had bad experices with one neurologist
that evaluates the problem and then decides which dr. to send one to. Well, a 1 min. discussion got him reported to the Buncombe County Medical Society for rude and unprofessional evaluation and NO PAY.

After the sleep clinic the pulmonologist suggested that my .5 set the clock at a specific hour to get up and one to go to bed.
Well it is not that easy.

I sincerely belive the sleep problems are based around our work schedules.(10, 12, & 18
hour shifts). The businesses, especially hospitals are guilty for allowing any person work more than 8 hours. It is proven in studies that our concentration drops drastically after 8 hrs. Do you want to work
with machinery that way or have a dr. or nurse
work with you?

It is NOT WORTH the 4 days off. You end up spending the time sleeping. And if you don't,
you will suffer from sleep deprivation. And I sure would not want to behind you when you are going home or to work.
Mitch

Asheville, NC

#17 Jul 31, 2007
sleep E wrote:
How do theese machines affect your spontaneous sex life?
Everyone that visits the eye doctor comes out with a new pair of glasses. Same thing at the sleep center.

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Jul 31, 2007
sleep E wrote:
How do theese machines affect your spontaneous sex life?
What spontaneous sex life? I thought everyone had to
find the condoms, the diaphragms, etc.

Otherwise, 9 months is a long time. LOL

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#21 Aug 1, 2007
Larry wrote:
I'm in search of a good night's sleep.... I got promised a date with Dunnin, Free, Mtnbred and Gentry all at the same time...
Where you biatches at ?
If you were as good as you think you are I am sure we would have already been there.(LOL)(Im teasing)

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Wilsons Mills, NC

#26 Aug 1, 2007
Matt wrote:
Divorce
It's worked for me a couple of times.LOL

Transplanted

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#28 Aug 1, 2007
Ice Cream Man wrote:
<quoted text>
What the weather like over at the lake? Looks pretty hot on the radar and I might drop the boat in this weekend. You should come out for some cold ones and I'll bring the eye candy.
You a pimp?

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#29 Aug 1, 2007
Larry wrote:
I'm better than what YA'LL think... marathon man here... I'll take on the 4 of you...
Not one bit shy here...
Or humble.

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#30 Aug 1, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
<quoted text>
You a pimp?
Outrageous.
Now that's funny.

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