Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sleep, sweet sleep!
Near the beginning, I finally removed myself to the guest bedroom for 2 nights. N wasn't happy. He claims he can sleep through whatever I can dish out, but whenever I coughed, he stirred and with the major muscle pain I was dealing with--when the bed moved it was excruciating.
It's certainly a mystery to me how he's able to sleep though coughing, tossing and turning. Although, the noise from his sleep machine may block other noise out for him. Me? I wake up at the slightest sound in the house. Which is why I began to wear earplugs a several years ago.
It started out as an experiment. At work, a group of us were talking about sleep and when I mentioned how often I had to get up during the night, someone suggested I may have a problem. What? Maybe a small bladder, but I was positive I didn't have sleep apnea. I'm not sure if it was something I read or heard on the radio, but I decided to give earplugs a try. For the first time in years I slept ALL the way through the night. I was shocked. I could still hear enough to know when things were going on around me, but all the little noises were muffled. It took me awhile to find the earplugs I liked the best (Mack's Moldable Silicone Earplugs), but I've been wearing them ever since.
Sweet dreams to all of you!