Sleep Apnea

I have sleep apnea (also called sleep apnoea).  Basically, whenever I fall asleep, I have “events” where I stop breathing regularly and my body “jolts” itself back into proper rhythm.  I were a mask which forces air down my nose so that air can get to my lungs.  The mask is cumbersome and uncomfortable, but I cannot sleep without it.  Literally, I could die if my body “stopped breathing” long enough.  I hate the fact that I have sleep apnea, and the severity of my condition is worsened due to the fact that I am overweight.  The problem with sleep apnea is that I wake up TIRED every morning.  So, I don’t FEEL like exercising, and I CANNOT take a nap in the middle of the afternoon, so I am always TIRED.  Do you see the cycle?  I don’t sleep well, so I don’t feel like exercising, so I don’t exercise, so I don’t lose weight, so I don’t sleep well.  Yikes!  It is 9:15 AM, I have been up for about 3 hours, and I can BARELY put one foot in front of the other foot.  And I’m supposed to jump up and go workout?!?  For the first time in 3 months, I’m really bummed.

I’m going to the gym.


2 thoughts on “Sleep Apnea

  1. I recently stumbled on the “Pillar Procedure” that seems like a fairly simple procedure for sleep apnea. I intend to contact a doctor in the local area who performs the procedure to see if I’d be a candidate for it. You might want to do some investigating, too.

  2. Wow. Your blog was a major source of information and inspiration when my wife and I were getting out of debt last year. For the first time I think in our entire marriage, when we got our tax refund this year, there was no credit card bill waiting to gobble it up. It was an amazing feeling. I have also been battling weight and deal with a CPAP mask as well – this blog is inspiring as well. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with all of us.

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