Shannon has been telling me for a while that I stop breathing when I sleep, so I thought it was time to get checked out for sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a condition that scares the heck out of spouses/significant others.  You see, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing for extended periods of time, which (as you well know) could lead to death.  Which (as you well know) should scare your spouse!

Sleep apnea is usually thought of to be an affliction of the obese, but lately, according to the technician, it is being seen more in thin people as well.

My symptoms include fatigue throughout the day, memory loss, transposing lettres and numebrs, and the inability to play guitar.

I am hoping if the problem causing my symptoms is discovered, I'll be able to function better throughout the day, and actually sleep through a night!

By the way, I couldn't play guitar before the symptoms; I am just hoping for a miracle, I guess.  HA!

If you are having symptoms like mine, especially if you are a larger person, you shouldn't hesitate to contact a sleep specialist.  The sleep "study" was a little uncomfortable at first, but I got accustomed to the wires, sensors and nose tubes soon enough and was able to fall asleep.  This test could save your life.


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