Awesome tennis balls

A few of you lurking readers, the ones that read and don’t post comments have asked and heard already the results of my sleep study.  The good news is, I am fine!  I spent most of the night on my right side and a bit on my back.  I did not snore at all.  My dentist still won’t be happy that I am a mouth breather and my one issue is very fixable.  It seems when I sleep on my back I have very mild sleep apnea.  The sleep specialist was not concerned in any way and offered the following solutions.

1.  Get a CPAP machine

2.  Get an expensive oral appliance to force my jaw forward when I sleep.  This is not covered by OHIP and it could also really hurt my jaw and cause other problems.

3.  Sleep with tennis balls safety-pinned to the back of my pajamas on the left side so that when I move onto my back I am uncomfortable and I change positions.

Can you guess what I am doing?

That’s right.  I took some flat tennis balls that were on my desk.  I put them in a sock.  And every night I safety-pin the sock to my shirt.  I look a little silly, I’m sure and I don’t care since I’m doing what I can to maximize my sleep.

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About rabbisteinman

I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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2 Responses to Awesome tennis balls

  1. Lana says:

    Let’s hear it for the ten cent solution!!! Congratulations – I’m pleased to hear you are catching up on your much needed rest…..

  2. Richard says:

    Could you imagine how you would feel if you did not wear pyjamas?

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