i think i told everyone, lol, but i was diagnosed with sleep apnea 6 weeks ago. i did two sleep studies and yesterday a sleep tech came to my house and brought the " CPAP" machine. it increases air pressure which keeps me from suffocating while sleeping. after the first sleep study they found that i was waking up (i did know it was that bad, but i guess they can tell all sorts of things from sleep studies) ELEVEN times an hour.
my doctor told me that my quality of life would change dramatically after i got used to it.
i have to use this machine which pushes air into the mask, you can see why i was a little (!!!!) worried about getting used to it....
i used it last night and slept 8 hours without waking up. i didn't have nightmares, i woke up feeling like it was time to get up and felt alert and in a good mood!
cross your fingers for me! this might be the key to getting rid of lots and lots of problems (mental and physical) and getting off a lot of the psych meds i have to take!