Apr. 20th, 2008

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I haven't had a good night's sleep for... a while now. I've given up on trying to sleep in bed, because I know I'm disturbing Erik with my flopping around, so I came out to the couch. I gave up on trying to sleep on the couch after about 45 minutes. I'm too tired to do anything constructive, and yet unable to sleep.

My father has sleep apnea, and just sleeping trouble in general. He had a ovulopalatopharyngoplasty for obstructive sleep apnea in the 80's, to little avail, and still to this day has to take prescription sedatives to sleep at night, which usually don't work, leading to overall fatigue and lots of brief napping.

I am TERRIFIED that I will wind up like him, even though I have no symptoms of apnea. I don't snore, or stop breathing in the night, or wake up short of breath or anything, I just can't stay asleep. I suppose that there's really no way to know for sure without doing a sleep study, but fuck if I could afford that without health insurance.

I just want to sleep. I've taken diphenhydramine to help me sleep a few times lately, but it makes me really groggy for several hours the next morning. I remember when I could sleep any where, any time, and wake up feeling reasonably rested. Those were the days... I thought that the shitty futon we were sleeping on was the problem, and my sleep did improve for a little while after we got the new mattress in February, but I'm practically back to square one now.

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