Ok, I usually blog once a month...BUT I needed another blog to share my experience since starting my sleep therapy with a new BiPAP machine...
First, "AMAZING" is the best word I can think of with the new machine.
I never realize how important getting a good night's sleep was until I started this in March.
Since starting, I have 5 times as much energy, thus the exciting status posted on Spark everyday. I am MORE MOTIVATED to exercise and be active, thus the increase in weight lost, better blood pressure, and healthier eating.
My first visit to the Sleep Health Clinic, my blood pressure was high, my weight was at 353 lbs, and my therapist was very concerned.
As of 5/7/2012 visit to the sleep clinic, two month since the last visit, I dropped 25 lbs, blood pressure is relatively normal, and my therapist called me a "success story" in the making! I met all required sleep recommendations that was monitored by my machine.
I gave all my props to SparkPeople.com, as I explain to therapist how my diet has changed, counting calories, monitoring my blood pressure, and exercising regularly. And huge PLUS from the BiPAP machine for helping me get a good night sleep, thus making my Spark experience more fulfilling.
I WAS NOT HUMBLE as I explain this to therapist by the way! :-)
And she notice immediatlely the physical changes in the face and upper body!
Spark Friends, if you notice you are not sleeping as well as you should, it wouldn't hurt to visit a sleep clinic to see if you are lacking in the sleep department.
This isn't a commercial or ad, I am personally recommending this for a better and healthier way of life. This may be that 1 or 2 extra pounds you are looking to loss...Check it out!
If you are already using a machine to help you sleep and haven't gone to the sleep clinic in a while like me before March of 2012, I definitely recommend setting up an appointment. There may be a better machine for you to help you sleep far better than you are currently sleeping now. Technology changes rapidly for the better!