Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sleep Apnea


I have sleep apnea. If you know about sleep apnea, you know it is like taking your life into your hands each time you go to sleep. Sleep is supposed to be restful, rejuvenating, energizing.
But with sleep apnea you go to sleep, start into the first stage of sleep and just when it is switching into deep sleep (rem) and your muscles in your body let go and release on their own, so does another muscle which is not supposed to slip into that deep relaxation, an involuntary muscle, like the ones that keep you breathing, they stop too!!  YES YOU STOP BREATHING.

Then another part of your body, realizes you stopped the intake of oxygen, shoots adrenalin through you, and you wake up feeling like you are drowning, dying. You, trying to suck in air, coughing and trying to sit up thinking that will help. (or your bed partner decides to help you out, slapping you on the back, only serving to propel you out of bed and onto the floor!! where you end up staying for four hours because your arthritis won't let you use your knees or hips to get up and you wait for the EMTs on Lift Assist can get to you.) Yet, something is still blocking the airway. It is your own body part that is still relaxed, blocking precious air. After choking for a few seconds, that seems like minutes, you regain your awake breathing rhythm and you scratch out "what the hell?"  THAT IS WHAT SLEEP APNEA IS LIKE.  

It can be worse. Some people's bodies do not send that shot of adrenalin, thus not waking them up, but they remain non-breathing which can cause a stroke, heart attack or heart  failure and/or death. 

There are machines out there that pump air continually into your nose and mouth in the event your muscles stop cooperating with the rest of your body that wants to stay alert and alive. To get a C-Pap machine, you have to go to your doctor, have the doc give you a referral to an expensive sleep study. You may have to wear a belt that transmits your vitals to a nearby hospital. Or you go to the hospital for a sleep study with a technician and doctor that confirm that yes, indeed you stop breathing when you sleep. (Why anyone would lie about almost dying in their sleep and needs this verification is beyond me, but I'll jump the hoop.) They try different masks and pressures to see what helps you keep breathing The doctor submits this information with the okay to get CPAP machine to a vendor You sleep for a week to a month dying and coming back to life four or five times a night until that glorious day that you get your CPAP machine. The vendor fits it and instructs you and tells you that they "will be checking and recording the hours of use or they will take your life giving machine away"  YIKES!

So each night, you fill the humidifier with water, IF you are lucky to get one to offset the drymouth that you could get from the force of the wind from the CPAP, and you put on a mask that makes you look like a fighter pilot, and you know your bed partner has no desire to kiss or snuggle with a fighter pilot, but still does not want to wake up next to a corpse. You put your life into the hands of a machine that kicks in with more air, when you quit breathing and saves your life.  Still you are in danger of death, as the noise of the machine and the moisture of your mask cause the edges of the mask to ppffffff and ppfaaaaffff and whistle and pop, keeping the entire house awake and sleep deprived so they could plead temporary insanity before the judge for having killed the CPAP wearer.

Yes, yes there is something you can do. NATURES RITE has developed a herb based supplement that address the source of sleep apnea, not just the symptoms. I have been using the supplement for a little over a week, and I am finding that the incidents of choking during my sleep have not presented since I started to take the supplement,  the Nature's Rite Sleep Apnea supplement.  The supplement comes with a very informative booklet that explains the causes and symptoms of sleep apnea and how their supplement is designed to reduce the causes of sleep apnea. The supplements main ingredient is the Lobelia flower in an exact proportion.
Here is a little of what that booklet includes:
Product Description
As we fall asleep, we move from stage one (drowsiness) into stage two where muscular activity is inhibited (blocked).  This is a function that occurs primarily to keep the dreamer from physically acting out the movements of their dreams that will occur in the next stage, REM sleep.

Unfortunately, as we age, the inhibition of skeletal muscles causes an un-intentional reduction in the signal to the diaphragm muscle.  In stage two sleep, our breathing becomes shallower due to insufficient signal strength to the diaphragmatic muscles.  In sleep apnea sufferers, breathing will stop completely.

When the carbon dioxide level gets high enough, the brain intervenes and causes the body to make a large and immediate inhalation.  This causes a large pressure differential in the pharynx and literally sucks the sagging-soft palate into the airway.  This obstructs the flow and causes a loud “SNORT” disturbing sleep or awakening the subject.

Upon awakening or returning to stage 1 sleep, the reduction of muscle tonus for entry into stage two sleep is released and respiration begins again in a somewhat normal manner.  Then the cycle repeats again.

The problem is caused by the reduction in signal from your brain that reaches your diaphragm.  Shortly after your breathing stops, you take a rapid inhalation and this sucks the soft palate into the airway with a snort; disturbing your sleep.  The appropriate intervention is to enhance the communication from your brain to your diaphragm so that you breathe deeply and steadily throughout the night.  This is true for central and obstructive diagnosis.  They both have the same root cause, the obstruction simply exhaserbates the problem.

The patented bouquet of herbs in Sleep Apnea Relief by Nature’s Rite enhances respiration, relaxes muscles that restrict nervous flow and increases drowsiness.  It represents a wholistic natural solution to sleep apnea.  It is non-habit forming and no-preconditioning is required.  What’s more, it addresses the cause of the problem without drugs, machines or surgery.

This product is designed to increase the respiration of sleepers so that it does not stop during the transition from Stage II to REM.  This keeps Sleep Apnea from disturbing their sleep without the used of CPAP.
It's important to note that this product gets at the root cause of sleep apnea and so it works for BOTH obstructive and central.  You see, the obstruction simply exhaserbates the real issue which is central.

I have decided to add this supplement to my walking pharmacy, called a purse. Thank you, you may have, literally, saved my life.

Any information in this blog is of my experience and opinion.  As always, check with your doctor to see if this supplement is compatible and right for you and your health.  This blog only reflects my experiences with the items in review 



Steel Cola Shaped Thermos

Insulated 17oz Cola Bottle - Double Walled Stainless Steel Water Thermos - Cola Style Tumbler (Steel)

This is sooooo cool!! Literally and Figuratively!!  The insulated double walled stainless steel  keeps your water or beverage very very cold! The shape is like that of the old Coka Cola bottles! complete with ridged cap! The steel cap prevents leaks and screws on the bottle The shape makes it easy to store in back packs, beach bags and purses.

I love this bottle. It gets whatever I drink extremely cold. I also love the attention it gets from all who see it


Saturday, October 22, 2016




I don't know how one can get so much style and class in one piece of jewelry, but Jet Hudson had done it!  When I received this bracelet, opened the box, it took my breath away.  it is silver with a watch bevel pattern on one side, smooth on the other with a scale of 0 to 100. It reminds me of the kind of high tech gadgets you might find inside of a BMW automobile dashboard.
I love the variety Jet Hudson bracelets. They also come in deep blue, teal green, silver.  These are made by a group of four men who wanted to convey the feeling they get when going to New York and passing the Hudson river on their night of fun in Manhatton.  If these guys enjoy what is felt through the conveyence in this bracelet, I beg to be part of one of their excursions some day soon! Find Jet Hudson on Amazon:

More information can be found on twitter, facebook and of course, 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Gold Rose


I saw this rose and wished to have it, it is so beautiful, so lasting, so lovely.  It is an actual rose treated to stay perserved as lovely as the day it comes to full blossom. Then, it is dipped, at some point in actual gold, the edges of the rose and the entire stem, thorns and all!!

It is so very lovely. GIve one, Give a bouquet, It is sure to please.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Espere Opal Earrings


I just have to tell you and show you these gorgeous faux Opal Earrings by Espere.  I bought them hoping they would look as lovely as they looked on line and I am NOT disappointed, in fact I am thrilled beyond belief.  I love the earrings as much as I love my faux opal ring I got a few months ago.
They look so very real and glow like real opals! 
I have worn them everywhere in the past week and received nothing but compliments! 
The earrings come are gold lated, French lock style. The opals are round surrounded by clear crystals.
The seller adds:

Product Description
  • Quality - Eco-friendly brass rhodium plated, simulated blue fire opal stone and clear cz stones. Hypoallergenic and resistant to color fading and tarnishing.
    Mesurement - Size: 0.38*0.5*0.19 inch; Total Weight: 0.13 oz / 3.68 g
    Stylish - These feminine elegant earrings are an eye-catcher. They can easily go with any outfit, formal or casual, from a day at work to a night out. A great choice for weddings, bridals, bridal showers, parties or any special festive occasion!
    Gift - Comes with a gift box. A great gift to a loved one such as girlfriend, lover, fiancee, wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister or just a friend. Lovely for any special occasion including birthday, graduation, Valentine, anniversary, Mother's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. It is also a good choice as bridal, wedding, prom and party jewelry.
    Backed by a 30-day money back 100% satisfaction guarantee. Shop for more matching necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings from Espere jewelry.
  • #opalearrings
        I chose to discuss and share these earrings with you on my 
       own acccord. No compensation was given for this post        about    these earrings.

I am particularly thrilled that these earrings match so well with the opal ring I blogged about earlier this month.




About a year ago, someone gave me an Xtava flat iron for a gift.  I thought what the heck am i gonna do with this?  I already had long 'flat hair".  But I thought, well lets see what it can do. WOW, it made my hair flat, longer and shiney.   Then I got the chance to buy and review an Xtava curling iron.  I was not disappointed. It had temperature levels,  attachements for various size curls, heated almost instantly and cooled nicely. The curls are amazing! 

NOW I have been blessed with the Xtava Hair Dryer that comes with a diffuser, varying temperatures, quick dry leaving my hair dry and beautiful!

The seller adds:

Our best-selling dryer, the beloved Allure combines a lightweight frame with the latest in ionic ceramic technology for an effortless styling experience. Proprietary technology dissipates water molecules quickly and uses negative ions to seal and smooth the cuticle, while the included concentrator nozzle provides unbeatable control. You’ll achieve salon-worthy results 80% faster. Build bouncy body with the ultra-powerful 2200W professional level motor. Two speed settings and three temperatures cater to a multitude of hair types, meaning whether thick or fine, textured or straight, your strands can be expertly styled. Expect frizz-free, voluminous, and silky hair after every use.

I chose to do this review on my own accord. I have not been compensated for this post.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Interactive Travel Map


I have been thinking about doing this for a few years. I wanted to put a large world map up in my house, maybe surrounded by travel pictures, and mark the places my family has travel.  NOW I have found a world map that you can scratch off the places you and your family have been and maybe mark with a keyed pin saying who went where.  I found this interactive map and not only did it come with the world map, it came with a scratcher and a beautiful brass working compass!!  #promotion


The seller adds:

Looking for a unique gift for travelers who like to keep track of where they visit?


Scratch off the gold coating with the enclosed free tool & reveal a colorful world underneath.


It is printed on top quality flexible plastic that is designed to last years.

Its large size fits most standard frames.

The golden foil coating removes easily with the enclosed tool, showing colorful land masses underneath.

All major countries are outlined by their states & regions, so the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, India, China, etc. have their divisions marked clearly.

The map includes a Map Legend of information at the bottom.

It comes in a classic quality gift case for storing.


Our map has black with gold foil coating on a flexible roll-up poster, plus we include FREE:

1 Scratching Tool
1 Working Retro-Looking Compass

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! We offer a money back guarantee with exceptional customer service.

Package Includes:
1 World Map - 32.5 x 23.5 inches
1 Scratching Tool – 4.17 inches
1 Compass – 1.77 x 0.39 inches
1 Gift Tube Box – 24.8 x 2.16 inches


This unique map makes a great birthday or wedding present for those who love traveling or learning about the world!

Become an explorer of the world through an experiential way

I received this product at a discount but I am under no obligation to write a review. The choice was purely my own and I received the product with ZERO compensation.