There is a little known fact about sleep apnea that most people don’t realize. I’ve been using a Bi-Pap machine (in case someone is unaware, it’s a machine that has a mask that I put over my nose, the hose goes to the machine and the machine pushes air into my lungs so I can sleep at night because my airway closes when I sleep) for a couple of years now and when I wake up every single morning I have a dry mouth (due to some medications, so say the people at the C-Pap Company) and also my nose is dry.
My bi-pap machine has a little tank filled with water which is on a heater also known as an evaporator. The heat heats the water and then the air pushes the evaporated water into my nose and lungs so I don’t wake up with a dry nose, throat, lungs and mouth. Well, it doesn’t work that great. As I said it’s due to my medication but I don’t know. I mean, my nose is always so dry that it starts hurting. I’m always sniffling because of the dryness and I am also doing this half twitch, you know like Samantha in Bewitched, I don’t do the full twitch, just half to try to I don’t know actually why I do it but I’m always doing it lol.
So tonight I was flossing and I went to look for toothpaste and came across this tube that looked like toothpaste but it was Vaseline so I squirted some on a Q-Tip and put it inside my nostrils around inside there to cover up all the dry areas. It’s only been a few minutes and it is already starting to help. I never thought about that before and I’m glad I saw it.
I don’t normally use Vaseline because it’s a female product in my opinion. I remember watching my mom after she got out of the shower and had her nightgown on and she just started smearing that stuff all over her legs and arms. She had psoriasis so I don’t know if that’s why, because her legs and arms were dry from that. But she also would put it on her face full of make-up and she would use a wash rag to wipe it all off and all the make-up was gone. So because I’ve never really had a need for it so I don’t buy it. But it is a good product I guess.
If this works with my nose then perhaps I might think about buying some more if I run out of what I have. I’m really sick of all this dryness in my nose.