I have been using a CPAP machine every night for 18 years. If I take a nap in my chair now during the day without a CPAP machine I have scary, vivid nightmares. I believe it is from low blood oxygen. These dreams can start almost as soon as I sit down in my chair and close my eyes but usually after I sleep a few minutes. My walker is mising in recent dreams. I will have a dream then wake up from the dreams usually because I’m falling. In the year 2000 my blood oxygen dropped to 50 while I slept without a CPAP machine.
I use a walker now because my balance is so bad. I cannot walk without hanging on to something. I have started to believe my subconscious mind makes me lose the walker in the dreams and without the walker, I start falling down and that wakes me up. I can’t help but think it is the subconscious mind keeping me from passing out due to loss of oxygen.
I would love to have some experts in REM sleep and dream studies mull this over and see what they come up with. I can wake up from a dream and recall it well, then go back to sleep and almost continue the same line of dreams
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In Head Collaboration
I have been working in collaboration with a keen mind, someone fairly close to me, as I attempt my writing endeavors. I have been attempting to use this new collaboration process for a couple years now. There is one small glitch to it, the one I am working with seems to go off on some weird tangents at times, seems to be lost in his own little Wilderness a lot of the time. This makes it hard to complete a writing assignment for a daily post word prompt, or for any post that I decide to write on my own, without prompting from WordPress. There are times when I feel I might be collaborating with the enemy. In this case that should not be a treasonable offense or one that might carry the death penalty, which is comforting to know.
This collaboration that I’m referring to, with my often distracted friend is my first attempt at knowledge management. It is a very effective method of transferring ‘know how’ among individuals, therefore creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Collaboration is a key tenet of knowledge management. The successful merging of similar ideas strengthens the overall message that comes from any collaboration, it can be a very powerful tool to use in attaining the finished product, or in my case the story as I would like it to be published.
The one I work in collaboration with is my subconscious mind, we have worked together for years, with some confusion, one often seeking more credit than the other. What I have to do is developed a more effective way of communicating with my subconscious thoughts and ideas. I will have to possibly work on my dream decoding and recording device because a lot of these ideas are formed while in the state of REM sleep or rapid eye movement sleep. There is low muscle tone throughout the body, and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. When there is a gap or short circuit getting that information to the conscious mind and to the computer keyboard the problem develops quite rapidly. Mishmash, gibberish, and mumbo jumbo are hard to decipher.
I cannot really blame my subconscious assistant, as I know he means well or at least tries to do his best. We just have to develop a better means of communication with one another. The one thing we must do is continue to collaborate one with the other on a more equal basis.