Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 13 & 14, 2016

Testing My Sleep
September 13 & 14, 2016

3-deminsonial bow ties.  
These are two of the 24 blocks I have made.

For about 8 or 9 months, I have been sleeping much more than usual for me.  Some of it is probably medications I am on, but for three nights this week I have a home test kit to test for Sleep Apnea.  Among other things, they have a list of questions about your sleeping habits and many of them are ones bothering me: falling asleep in the recliner, falling asleep watching TV, falling asleep in the car (don't we all?), falling asleep in public places (in church for me), and on and on.  For me, it seems to be if I sit still, I go to sleep.

I had picked up the kit Monday morning at the office of my heart doctor.  I was to use it three nights in a row.  The lady who gave me the kit and information lacked a lot of ability to be helpful.  Example: she kept saying I needed to test for a maximum of 3 hours a night.  Finally I got her to understand the word she wanted was minimum of three hours.

When I went to bed Monday night, I started to use the sleep test kit, but there turned out to be a stack of things to read first and a phone number to call to register the thing and answer a long list of questions I had answered in the doctor's office that morning, so I told them I would wait a day and call in the morning.

Calling in the morning would have been good if I had woken up in the morning.  Anyhow, I did get things straightened out on the testing.  I used it last night and will use tonight and tomorrow night.  I have been more awake during the day the last couple of days, as I should be when I sleep 11 or 12 hours at night.

Last night the quilt group met, but there were only 3 of us.  It was good to get together, but I am not sure we will continue with only 3.  We will see how it goes.

Today I spent the afternoon on assorted bookkeeping chores and got them all done.  At the end of the day I took a deposit to the bank and got assorted change we needed.  After taking it back to the office, I came home and read for a while before fixing supper.  Ron came in about the time I was fixing it.  I did a couple of loads of laundry. 

Looking for some quilt pieces last night, I came across one set of blocks I had made a few years ago.  It is a shame I can't remember how I made them.  I am sure I can figure it out with a little effort. *See the photo at the top.


  1. Strange that we have opposite sleep problems. I've known for years that I don't sleep much. Now that my fitbit records my awake/asleep/restless stages, I've found that I get between 2 3/4 & 3 1/2 hours of sleep a night. (And that's with Ambien & Benedryl)

    1. Usually for years I would get about 5 - 6 hours a night. After I went deaf it was less. Then just in the last few months, I am sleeping way too much. Last night was about 10 hours and 3 hour nap today. Don't get much sewing done that way!