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elfwench @ 09:28 am: A small blessing...
I was pleased last night, once I was done with reading, to go check on my husband and find that he'd already put on his CPAP, and I didn't have to wake him up to tell him to put it on. He'd gone to bed at 9:00, and had the CPAP on by 9:30.

That's one of my pet peeves, I feel like a baby sitter because he won't go to bed at a reasonable hour for someone who has to be up by 4:00 AM. He'll usually be in bed around 10:00, sometimes 11:00 if he is watching a movie on TV out here, and then he'll get involved in something on TV back there (or feel he must stay up to see the weather), and then he'll nod off before he finishes the show, minus the CPAP.

So I feel like a babysitter a lot of times, because he isn't fit to drive to work if he doesn't sleep with that on, so I don't feel I can go to sleep - whether I sleep in the bed or in the recliner (since usually I can't sleep in the same bed because of space issues - he's a big guy so when he lies on his back in his funeral position, hands on top of chest (his favorite sleeping position) he and his elbows take up more than half the queensized bed, and I tend to flail a lot, so I need at least half the bed for turning over space),- until I am assured he's settled in with the CPAP. So I'll stay up past the point that I feel the need to go to sleep just to assure he's got it on. And, there's always the one last cigarette he must have after I wake him up, so I'll sit and make sure he doesn't nod off with the cigarette in his hands.

But last night I got to sleep by 10:00 AM, and that's a goodness.

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