Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chronic Headaches. Facial Pain. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Back Pain. 

Sleep Apnea

Nightstand Contents

Contents of the photo (starting from the bottom to the top):

1. 2 Slumberbumps- for keeping me on my side as I sleep.

2.  A wooden board erected by the bed, also to help me sleep on my side.

3. CPAP machine, for sleep apnea.

4. Remote control to adjust the height of the head of my bed: helps with reflux and sleep apnea.

5. 1 Packet of mouth strips, and various loose mouth strips (both used and unused!): helps with the CPAP.

6. 1 small lamp.

7. 1 red box of gauze pads, in case I bleed from the incisions in my mouth from my recent jaw operation.

8. Travel clock.

9. Earplugs.

10. A pink case with wax in it, to put on my braces so that they don't irritate the inside of my mouth.

11. Red bottle for spraying a sleep apnea oral device I used to use.

12. Instruction sheets for various medical devices.

13. White paper bag containing unopened medication.

14. 1 pad for my injured arm, which I previously used while sleeping.

15. 1 Small wooden cross on a thread necklace, which my wife gave me.

16. Spare sheets.

17. 24 Books-Visible books (from top to bottom):

Paul Le Blanc, From Marx to Gramsci

 A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness, by Marlena Graves,

 Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister, by Edith Blumhofer

 Captive State, by George Monbiot

 Complete Poems, by Basil Bunting

 Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time, by Joseph Frank

 Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist, by Hee-Jin Kim

 The Affluent Worker in the Class Structure, by John Goldthorpe

New Left Review, Jan-Feb 2005

 Jonathan Edwards: A Life, by George Marsden

The Book of Margery Kempe, by Margery Kempe

 Collected Poems, by Theodore Roethke

 Selected Poems, by Thom Gunn

 The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training, by John Daido Loori

Why? Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering, by Sharon Dirckx 

The Sea and Poison, Shusaku Endo

 Into the Silent Land: The Practice of Contemplation, Marin Laird

New Left Review Nov-Dec 2006

Saint Therese of Lisieux, Kathryn Harrison

Money, by Martin Amis

The Art of the Advocate, Richard Du Cann

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Adventures in Criticism, by Arthur Quiller-Couch