christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

Back at it

It's been very nice to hang out with the cats again.


I'm so tired, though. It all started the last morning of the trip. About 90 minutes before the time the alarm was set for, I woke up to the sound of someone either next door or downstairs pounding. That was the intended purpose of the sound, though. I was snoring like crazy and they were trying to wake me up. I never fell back asleep that day, but was still up until 1am our first night home because we'd been staying up later on the vacation, and Hawaii is two hours earlier. I'm slowly inching toward a regular schedule, but still feel like my sleep isn't all that great.

Yesterday was especially weird. I nodded off while we were watching TV in the afternoon. That kind be kind of refreshing, but it's always unnerving because I wake up choking again and again when I fall asleep sitting up. It went on for quite a while this time, and when I woke up, I felt even more tired than before. And for a couple of hours after that, I kept feeling like I might fall right back asleep any moment. That was the final straw. I decided to finally check into sleep apnea solutions and sent a message to our dentist's office, which also specializes in it.

I should have done it years ago, but it's one of those problems I didn't feel like escalating until it bothered me more. I tried sleeping with a strap to keep my mouth closed once, and couldn't stand the way it felt, so adding a bunch of other straps and a loud machine didn't sound great. But I've heard nothing but great things about CPAP from most of my friends who have on, and the dentist has other options that might be a little less severe.

Another reason I haven't gotten around to investigating the options is the expense, so I specifically used the "question about insurance" dropdown on the dentist's web form and asked them to investigate whether it's eligible for coverage if I go through them first.

Today was the "wake up and hunker down and get tons of work done" kind of day we do about once a month, so I worked straight through and finished all that before lunch. I briefly thought about having a swim or a walk, but decided I'd probably feel better if I just relaxed and worked on the DVR backlog this afternoon. I got a nice swim in yesterday morning, so the week isn't a total workout wash just yet.


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