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Sleep apnea + allergies = bad sleep. Help!

I have sleep apnea, so I use a full-mouth mask when sleeping. I also have bad allergies, and I have found that for the last week or so, I'm waking up in the middle of the night, sneezing a bunch of times, and immediately get a stuffed nose that I can't clear, so I sleep the rest of the night without my mask. Any tips to combat this (meds don't help), either to keep me asleep, or help me once I wake up?
posted by evadery on Jun 22, 2012 - 15 answers

Recommendations for comfortable car/RV to sleep in

What is the most comfortable car/SUV to rent to sleep in? [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Jun 21, 2012 - 15 answers

I just want to get some dang shut-eye

Tales from the middle seat: I'm booked on a red-eye flight leaving Monday night. No problem, I'll just sleep on the plane. I've done it before and it's not so bad. Except. I booked my plane ticket a week ago, and I don't have a window seat. Help me figure out how to get some sleep without a window to lean on... [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Jun 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Where should he sleep?

I just found out that when your child reaches 35 inches, they're supposed to transition out of a crib -- and that's my son's height. I think he could probably climb/fall out of his crib at this point. But what if he's not ready for a toddler bed? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jun 16, 2012 - 30 answers

Do astronauts suffer from hypnic jerks?

Do astronauts suffer from hypnic jerks? That sensation of falling as you're drifting off to sleep that causes your body to thrash to catch you, but you're already safe in bed. I would think that since astronauts have been constantly falling that their brain would be desensitized to it. Does anyone have some definitive answers?
posted by borkencode on Jun 16, 2012 - 12 answers

More jetlag, please?

Normally, waking up is a struggle for me, involving many uses of the snooze button. I was in Europe for almost two weeks in late May, and while I was there, I found that I was waking up rather early every morning, before my alarm clock, and felt incredibly refreshed and ready to go. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 14, 2012 - 28 answers

How to take advantage of a parent's absence to reset sleep habits?

My partner, who usually nurses our son to sleep, is leaving town for a week. How can I use this opportunity to work on my son's sleep habits? [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Jun 14, 2012 - 27 answers

How can I diagnose or treat exhaustion without seeing a doctor?

How can I diagnose or treat exhaustion without seeing a doctor? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Jun 9, 2012 - 25 answers

I'm tempted to sleep in the refrigerator.

I sometimes sweat profusely while I sleep and I'm wondering if there is any way to make this stop. If I make it too cold, I can't fall asleep, and if I fall asleep, I wake up drenched in sweat to the point I have to change the sheets. How do I cope with this? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 8, 2012 - 60 answers

Photos in the dark?

How do I photograph my sleeping children, in a dark room, without waking them up? [more inside]
posted by Joh on May 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Meditation Before Sleep

What sort of meditation would be appropriate to aid in attaining a deep sleep? Something to do in bed immediately before you doze off?
posted by parallax7d on May 19, 2012 - 15 answers

How do you avoid being tired after work?

Give me your best tactics for avoiding sleep and slack after a long workday. [more inside]
posted by fake on May 17, 2012 - 26 answers

How to help my infant sleep

What kind of sleep training book or technique do I need? [more inside]
posted by semacd on May 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Surely a paintball gun is not the answer

Barky dogs next door keeping me up at night: is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by indognito on May 13, 2012 - 27 answers

Oh, baby, put me to sleep!

Please help me make sex boring. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Stop us from sleep-murdering this sweet cat

How have you convinced your cat to let you sleep? (The cat who howls in the night). [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on May 7, 2012 - 30 answers

Just go to SLEEEEP already!

How can I get my toddler to go to sleep on his own after spoiling him like I have? [more inside]
posted by daydreamer on May 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Getting myself prepared to work midnight shift, I need HELP!

How do I best prepare my body to work 3rd shift/midnight shift? Is there anything good to do in the weeks before I begin, and to maintain when I start the work? Any good vitamins, etc. that could be taken? Something healthy to help with staying awake? Some personal info inside... [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Apr 30, 2012 - 19 answers

How bad is it for you to sleep with the light on ?

How bad is sleeping with the light on? I have checked google! - more inside. [more inside]
posted by hitchcockblonde on Apr 20, 2012 - 11 answers

My baby is safe but keeps giving me nightmares.

Every night I dream my newborn baby is in bed with me and is in danger of being crushed or suffocated in the blankets. How do I stop these awful dreams? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Can you recommend a warm, breathable blanket?

I'm looking for a (1) warm, (2) breathable, and if possible (3) heavy-as-in-weight blanket. What kind of blanket do I want, and do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Apr 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Will memory foam padding improve IKEA mattress?

Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

My best guess is that the Very Hungry Caterpillar is really terrifying.

Toddler nightmares: what helped you calm the shrieking beast? [more inside]
posted by sonika on Apr 9, 2012 - 35 answers

Keep the Lights On - Or Else!

My four-year-old woke crying in the middle of the night from a bad dream last week. This has never happened before. All he will say is that it was "very scary." Since then, he insists on all the lights being on in his room all night. [more inside]
posted by 41swans on Apr 5, 2012 - 59 answers

I can't sleep. Also, I can't wake up!

I think I have delayed sleep phase disorder. Recently I found an online questionnaire that asked questions about your natural preferred wake and sleep times, along with the times necessary to fit into your actual life schedule. It would then calculate what time you should expose yourself to very bright light, and for what periods of time in order to shift your wake and sleep patterns. I cannot find it now that I really need to change my schedule. Anyone have any idea where I could find this site again?
posted by mmf on Mar 27, 2012 - 3 answers

What can I do to get back to restful and uninterrupted sleep?

Why do I keep waking up in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Mar 26, 2012 - 26 answers

visualize this

How would one visualize 3 parametars on the same graph? I have to visualize my sleeping schedule (time + day) + alternations of my body temperature during the day on the same graph. How could it be done?
posted by leigh1 on Mar 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Literary and cinematic references to sleep?

What are your favorite films, stories, poems, or passages about sleep? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali on Mar 17, 2012 - 32 answers

A guest bed that can be hidden away

Wanted: a compact guest bed that sleeps two in a child's room, inflatable beds need not apply. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Mar 14, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm so tired, so very tired. Please help.

I am tired. I am always tired. I have always been tired. And it seems like nothing can change this fact. I'm asking y'all at this point because I'm out of ideas on what to do from here. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Mar 12, 2012 - 47 answers

Sleep... won't you come.

How do I feel better while sleeping less? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Mar 9, 2012 - 35 answers

How to get an infant to sleep on his back?

First-time parents looking for resources to get 4-month infant to sleep on his back. We've already consulted our pediatrician and family, and searched online... would appreciate any more help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 35 answers

How to get baby to sleep better?

Question about getting a 4-month-old to nap and sleep better at night. [more inside]
posted by barney_sap on Mar 2, 2012 - 34 answers

do i have narcolepsy?

I think i might have narcolepsy... Are there any drawbacks to getting checked and diagnosed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for name of book about sleep

BookFilter: Book which I'm pretty sure was about sleep and wakefulness at different times of the day; what's the name? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Feb 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Is it a wet dream if it's all just sweat?

Why am I sweating so much when I'm asleep and dreaming? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Feb 22, 2012 - 22 answers

In a haze, and I don't know what to do about it. Depression, school, work, &c.

In a sleepy haze, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 22, 2012 - 18 answers

Shhhhhhhhh......

Please recommend your favorite white noise machine! [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 22, 2012 - 17 answers

What was this strange phenomenon?

Weird thing that happened last night as I was going to sleep. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Feb 10, 2012 - 15 answers

How to become a morning lark and maintaining your social appointments

Have any of you with night owl tendencies successfully made the transition into becoming morning larks? How do you deal with the social aspect of that transition? Do you get up at 6 on the weekdays but stay up till 3 on the weekends? Or do you sort of have to give that up?
posted by Busoni on Feb 10, 2012 - 34 answers

Sleep mask won't stay put. Argh!

How do I keep my sleep mask from slipping off my face while I sleep? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Who was this nurse who slept very little?

Help me find an account of a retired nurse who required very little sleep. The first night in a sleep lab, she couldn't fall asleep at all. The next night, she slept some absurdly short time (I seem to recall seventeen minutes). She appeared alert and performed well on both days and claimed that she habitually slept very little her entire life. I think I read her story in a pop-science publication five to fifteen years ago.
posted by d. z. wang on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Computer sleep issues?

Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Feb 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Sleeping child

Child gagged and seemed to stop breathing while sleeping. Has this happened to your child? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Feb 3, 2012 - 11 answers

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Pre-eminent Narcolepsy specialist or clinic on the East Coast or Tri-State Area- who/what/where and have you had any direct experience. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Feb 2, 2012 - 0 answers

Powering through without the power nap

How to rest (in the afternoon, after work) without napping? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Baby Won't Sleep During the Day. Help!

3 month old baby sleeps well during the night, but not during the day, which is stressing out his parents big time. As his dad, I'm here to ask for help to solve the problem. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 29, 2012 - 29 answers

I probably won't sleep, but I'm determined to enjoy myself anyway.

I'm going in for a sleep study this week (both the "overnight" and the "daytime napping" parts) and I have a few practical questions. [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jan 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Keep my iPod display from lighting when I'm not using it.

How can I keep my iPod display from lighting up with notifications? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Jan 22, 2012 - 7 answers

What are the best ways you've found to make yourself fall asleep?

I am looking for useful tips or tricks to get myself to fall asleep. I figured going to the hive mind would be best for this. [more inside]
posted by lackadaisical on Jan 18, 2012 - 63 answers

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