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  • 1 day ago

    Is it a racket?

    I use a CPAP. My equipment provider insists on sending me new hoses and nose pieces every 3 months, because they say that it prevents bacterial buildup in the equipment. I am suspicious. This is costing me more than I think it should, and I think it is an opportunity to make money off me. Why can't I just carefully clean with plastic hoses and other bits with vinegar or a weak bleach solution, replacing the actual equipment only every six months? After all, it's not as if I'm breathing....
  • 1 day ago

    Looking for some insight

    I have had insomnia for two years. It was secondary to some anxiety. I have my anxiety under control but insomnia is still present. I don't have trouble falling asleep but wake up and can not fall back asleep. Some times a total of 5 to 6 hours but wake every hour at times. I have been on Antidepressants off label for sleep which made insomnia worse. Now I use benzodiazapines on and off. My biggest issue is day time dizziness in AM with extreme limb and overall fatigue throughout my day which....
  • 1 day ago

    What’s wrong with me??

    Okay i never do this but it’s literally becoming unbearable to not know what’s wrong with me. So, ever since i was literally 8 i’ve been thinking that i have sleep paralysis, key word thinking. My earliest memory is when i was 8 and i was sleeping in the car and i remember not being able to move or breathe, and i didn’t even know what SP was at that time. For the first remainder of my life, not breathing was always associated with it, but that’s besides the point. Anyway, i know for a fact that it....
  • 5 days ago

    Need advice for resetting my sleep cycle

    I have always had a love-hate relationship with sleep. I tend to get a full eight hours of sleep most nights, but every once in a while, I go through bouts of extreme anxiety about sleep, to the point where I dread the thought of having to go to bed at night. For the past two weeks, I have been sleeping from 4am to noon. This has worked since I have been off work, but it is mostly a product of an inability to fall asleep until 4am than personal choice. Last night, things got worse, and I wasn't....
  • 7 days ago

    Immunity can come to us all, just the worst when you're allergic to anything that will help you sleep...

    Chronic urticaria went on for a bit and now allergic to Temazepam, Trazodone, Xolair, Dapsone, Seroquel, Quetiapine, Cetirizine, Doxepin, Lyrica, Hydroxyzine, Baclofen, Fexofenadine; and the list goes on. I'm prescribed 12.5 mg of Zolpidem, I would really like to look at something else. Is there any other medication?
  • 9 days ago

    CPAP AND LIGHTHEADED SPELLS

    I have used CPAP for about 10 years with no ill effects. Recently lost 50lbs now I have noticed that I have severe gas in the morning which is no big deal but now I’ve noticed that I get lightheaded spells, last about 5 mins. I feel faint about once a day. Went to the Emergency room had every test, MRI, blood tests, cardiac stress test. Followed up with ENT all tests came up fine. I’m not a doctor but I have a feeling my CPAP is set too high since I have lost weight. I’m going to my sleep DR next....
  • 16 days ago

    Sleep problems because of the air conditioner

    My wife and I have a very warm apartment and at night she turns on the air conditioning. I can't sleep when it's on, how can I be? Can the air conditioner turn off after a while?
  • 17 days ago

    Sleep Paralysis

    what is sleep paralysis? Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or talk that takes place when you're waking up or falling asleep. It's not harmful and should pass in some seconds or minutes, however can be very frightening. Why sleep paralysis scary? During speedy eye movement (REM) sleep, dreaming is frequent, but the body's muscle groups are cozy to the factor of paralysis, perhaps to keep people from appearing out their goals. Researchers have discovered that two mind chemical....
  • 17 days ago

    Insomnia caused by anxiety

    I have suffered from anxiety since I was in high school. My anxiety go to a point where I was afraid to fall asleep and slowly started to get less sleep over time. The worst it got was when I was sleeping 4 hours a day and going to work for 13 hours. The doctors prescribed me trazedone and ambien as they thought anti depressant and sleep medications would help. It helped some but left me with large amounts of fatigue in the mornings not being able to focus with my work. This year has been different....
  • 1 month ago

    This helped my sleep so much

    I just wanted to share this post with this community. I have always had so much trouble falling asleep. Up for at least 3 hrs after getting in bed. Eliminating blue/green light at night and getting more sun during the day helped so much. https://selfhacked.com/blog/top-25-methods-for-better-sleep-and-circadian-rhythm-entrainment/