When I first got the CI I was so overwhelmed with all the sounds…including hearing myself breathing. It still catches me off guard at times that I can hear myself breathing. For the most part I don’t hear myself breathing (I naturally tune it out) unless I’ve been working out or something.
Anyways, I’ve been hearing my breathing more often in the last few days….probably because I have a cold.
I stayed up too late last night (as usual) and paid the price for it today. I decided to start a 227 page library book at 2:30am which I finished about 4-430 am. Double Take: A Memoir by Kevin Connolly. I oftentimes just grab random books at the library without really knowing what they’re about. I had no clue what this book was about until I started reading it. It was an easy and quick reading. For those of you who want to know what it’s about…see the end of this post.
I also chose today to try and reduce my daily caffeine intake…which…at this rate, I think I really need my daily dose of caffeine. By dinnertime, I was ready to just crawl into bed and sleep the rest of the evening away.
I ended up watching something on the Internet while I was laying on my comfy bed. I kept pausing it because I kept dozing off. I also happened to have the CI on but didn’t think to take it off for some reason. This is what happened…
Me: *dozing off, about to go off to zzzland*
Me: What’s that noise?!? *wakes up, looks around……noise stops…..can’t figure it out, starts to doze off once again*
*dozing off, about to go into deep sleep*
Me: *wakes up again* What…is…that…noise?!?
This went on for about 15 minutes before I finally figured it out. Keep in mind I was half asleep while trying to figure it out……hence the reason it took so long.
I was hearing myself breathing. I think what was happening was that every time I was about to go into a different sleep stage of the sleep cycle….my breathing pattern changed and I could hear it. I tuned it out whenever I was in the dozing off stage and couldn’t hear it until I was about to actually fall asleep.
How did I solve that problem? Took the CI off and got a much needed 10 minutes power nap!
DOUBLE TAKE: A MEMOIR
“Kevin Michael Connolly is a twenty-three-year-old who has seen the world in a way most of us never will. Whether swarmed by Japanese tourists at Epcot Center as a child or holding court at the X Games on his mono-ski as a teenager, Kevin has been an object of curiosity since the day he was born without legs. Growing up in rural Montana, he was raised like any other kid (except, that is, for his father’s MacGyver-like contraptions such as the “butt boot”). As a college student, Kevin traveled to seventeen countries on his skateboard and, in an attempt to capture the stares of others, he took more than 30,000 photographs of people staring at him. In this dazzling memoir, Connolly casts the lens inward to explore how we view ourselves and what it is to truly see another person. We also get to know his quirky and unflappable parents and his spunky girlfriend. From the home of his family in Helena, Montana to the streets of Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, Connolly’s remarkable journey will change the way you look at others, and the way you see yourself. (http://kevinmichaelconnolly.com).”