I saw the doctor yesterday.
I've got "sleep apnea".
He ordered me to quit driving, to get on a breathing machine and he told me it would make a new man out of me.
It's pretty scary driving and falling asleep at the wheel.
I'm sharing this shameful fact simply because it is fixable.
I imagine a lot of guys are going about their daily lives and not even aware they have what I have.
Your not getting enough oxygen while your sleeping at night.
So you never feel rested, no matter how much time you sleep in on the weekends or whenever.
No matter how early yo turn in at night ... you just never get enought rest.
The doctor laughed as he pointed to the chart on the wall of the exam room ... I have all the symptoms.
He ordered a medical unit to be delivered today. I took off work early and got "connected" to this device which pumps more air into your body.
The remark about the rubber hose is real. You wear a type of face mask or no rig which enables to machine, (pump) to push more air in so you get more O2 to the brain.
Of course, I resisted the full mouth/ nose mask.
I made jokes about Darth Vader having a better rig than this ... etc., etc.
The wife was about ready to fetch her gun and hold me down for the fitting of the mask.
But if this sucker helps me breath better and get some much needed rest ... then I am all for it. Rubber hose up my nose and all
I've lived with this issue for maybe ten or fifteen years. Maybe longer to some degree.
No Doze, coffee, juices, etc., helped but nothing cured the root cause.
Thanks for listening to my schpeal.