bipolar mom shares her insights on everyday life

What Did the Doctor Say?

Thanks for asking!

My new sleep doctor was very thorough yesterday, and I really like him.  He thinks another sleep study is in order because he thinks the pressure may need to be adjusted on my CPAP machine.  Which is what I thought would probably be the route to go.  He told me that after a hysterectomy or menopause, it is not uncommon for the pressure to need an increase.  So, yea!  I’ve got that scheduled for next Wednesday.  The light at the end of the tunnel is still there.  I just have to keep my eye on it.

Also, he gave me an interesting tidbit of knowledge.  I told him that when I wake up in the middle of the night, or some mornings, that my right eye won’t open.  I try and try, and eventually it does, but it’s kinda freaky.  He said, “Well, that’s not uncommon when you come out of REM sleep.  You’re whole body kind of goes paralyzed when you dream, so that your body doesn’t try to act out those dreams.”  How cool is that?  Makes sense, but I never thought of it.  I guess that’s why he went to school and I didn’t.

Comments on: "What Did the Doctor Say?" (1)

  1. Good news!
    And what strange little fact about the body. I had no idea. Very cool!

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