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What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The One About Insomnia

I've been an insomniac for years. I not only have difficulties in falling asleep, but I have a hard time staying asleep. Add to that a severe case of sleep apnea, and the result is feeling daily as if my head had been kicked by either a horse or two horses. Maybe three. If I'm lucky I fall asleep at 2:00 a.m., and after taking a variety of medications, I usually can put in seven or eight hours of sleep. The sleep apnea reduces the effectiveness of that sleep, so it ends up feeling like I didn't get any sleep. I do have a machine that helps keep my airway open while I sleep, but it's in need of re-calibration and I'm having a grand time working it all out with my health insurance. Hopefully, soon, the machine will be fixed and I'll actually wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day, rather than feeling like I'd been kicked in the head by a number of angry horses.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, hear you on the sleep apnea & insomnia. Both my dh & I have apnea and use CPAPs.

I'm on BE too. My blog is at http://twhgrafx.com/scribblings

4:37 PM  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Wow, a machine to sleep.

5:21 PM  

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