Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sleep. I can hardly wait.

When I moved almost 2 years ago, I stopped using my cpap machine. There wasn't a reason, really, just a new place and new routines. After a year I knew I needed it and started to use it again but I needed a new mask, new tubing, etc.  And going back to the lung specialist just to get new supplies was unacceptable to me, it's a racket. Come let me listen to your lungs and sign off on some new
I TOTALLY sleep better this way.

Not using the machine for the last 9 months or so, my ability to concentrate has deteriorated. Multi-tasking is next to impossible and during the weekend all I want to do is sleep.  Getting nothing done around my house has become the norm and I am desperate for a long and restful sleep.

Finally I decided to contact the cpap company - they had me on record as a customer (through the lung specialist) and after checking with my insurance said I qualified for all new stuff!  Well yeah!  I have never gotten new supplies since getting the thing about 3 years ago!  And I didn't have to go to the doctor.

I imagine this avenue was available to me all along, and I just didn't know it.  But honestly at this point - I'm not looking back at what I didn't do or should have done - I am just thinking about sleeping.

Seriously, I am giddy thinking about it!  Like the dying man crawling across the sand in the desert toward the oasis - all he can think about is that water.  All I can think about is a good night's sleep.

Kind of sad, really.


  1. Glad to hear you are back on track and heading for some awaking days. I was always in conflict with the fact of lack of concentration, it seemed to bother me the most. Good days ahead.

    1. Oh I hope so! Still waiting for my supplies!

  2. I can't imagine being able to sleep with a mask on like that!

    1. I didn't either until I realized how much it helped me. Now I find it kind of soothing - in a darth vader kind of way. :)