Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reawakening the RV snoring issue

Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink:
Regarding one of last week's comments:
Really, RV Shrink, is that the best you can come up with for this poor woman? She can try ear plugs and/or a white noise machine. For her own snoring, there are Breathe-Right strips, which may even help her own sleep. Have her Google "trouble sleeping next to someone with a CPAP" for ideas. I just did, and the consensus seems to be that white noise (like a fan) or a white noise generator is the most helpful, but there are many other suggestions there. Lastly, if she hasn't already had herself tested for sleep apnea, she should, especially if overweight. Not sure whether her own CPAP would help or hurt the cause, but it might help her sleep more soundly.
--Caring Karen

Dear Karen:
Okay, I guess my feeble attempt at a little humor didn’t go over so well. Maybe enough people just are not familiar with this commercial: Funny Snoring   I didn’t take it too seriously because it makes no sense that sleeping together in a 5th wheel would be any different than sleeping together at home. If he had already been through the process of ending up with a CPAP I would assume they were already up to speed on what options were available for patients with sleep disorders. But I agree, I should have pretended I was an MD, instead of pretending I was a Shrink, and covered the subject in more detail. So now I’m pretending I’m sorry. (Relax, I’m kidding). Remember, laughter is the best medicine. Sleep is very important in maintaining a healthy, stress-free lifestyle, at home or on the road. If you have sleep disorder issues you should seek professional advice. All you’re going to find here is my baloney. In fact, I have been trying to come up with some sound advice. I remember Phyllis Diller always said,
“ Never go to sleep mad. Stay up and fight.” --Keep Smilin’, Dr. R.V. Shrink


Barb said...

"So now I'm pretending I'm sorry." I laughed out loud. Really, LOL. I'm going to remember that line. :)

Caring Karen said...

Yeah, me too. Was my favorite line!

Anonymous said...

I can not beleive people took you so seriosly, time for some to get a life