How’s that for a snobby title? You like that? Every once in a while I feel the need to demonstrate that deep down everything you read on this stupid page comes from a Rush fan. Neil Peart is my literary spirit guide.
Three items of note from last night’s sleep experience. First, I went to bed a little after 10:00, about an hour earlier than every other night this week. The interesting thing there is that I managed to stay asleep for almost two hours before I had an issue. It was just after midnight when I woke up the first time. It was the mask again, but two hours before the first issue is much better than 25 minutes. I woke up again a little after one, and then again a little before three, and then again at 4:30 or so, but that one was bladder related, not mask related. I woke up for good a few minutes before 6:00.
The second item of note is from the Apple Watch SleepWatch app again. It shows my sleep period as 10:25 to 5:45. That’s about right. There is a period of disruption that corresponds to the first wake up, and another for the last wake up, though that one seems a little too long to me. The problem is that it had me awake from 1:35 to 3:10 and that is not even close. The start time is about right, so is the end time, but I was out cold for the whole period in between. It says I was asleep for five hours and five minutes with only three hours and 15 minutes of deep sleep. The CPAP machine says it was in use for six hours and 49 minutes. That’s a little more like it, though I was awake for some of that time. Just another example of the watch data being inaccurate.
The third thing, and this is the big one, is that for the first time in a really long time… a really, really long time…. I clearly remember dreaming. I have no idea what I was dreaming about, but I know that at some point after my 3:00ish wake up I had a dream. The tech who reviewed my sleep study with me said I was never getting into either stage three, or REM stage sleep. Last night I absolutely got into REM. I feel like having a huge celebration. Maybe a cookout tomorrow or something? Maybe some fireworks?
The downside of all of this is that I feel pretty tired this morning. I’ve been yawning a lot. Let’s see how I do through the day.
Happy Dream Day!