September 06, 2016
Sure, like most adults in the United States, I don't get enough sleep, but it's not like I'm trying to operate on three hours and a can of Red Bull either. I don't mind dozing off when I'm at home, but when I could be canned for sleeping on the job, it's kind of a bother. So Doc Red took a gander down my throat (and how it fit, I'll never know), hemmed and hawed for a short time, then suggested that there's a good chance I have sleep apnea. Well, that'd explain a lot... if my quality of sleep sucks, the quantity doesn't matter much.
So there's maybe a sleep study in my future sometime... nothing like sleeping in a strange bed while wired for sound with medical-like people watching you. Actually, there are people who'd pay good money for just that for fun, probably. Not like I know anything about that or anything. Nope, not me. Uh-uh. But before that, there's something else we're trying: antidepressants.
Yup, I gave up. I realized that I wasn't getting better mentally, so it was time to start taking the happy pills again. It's been just over three weeks, and the only effect I've felt so far is the worst case of cottonmouth you can have without being a snake. But it takes at least that long for it to start taking effect, so... yeah. There ya go. The thinking is that if I'm not so depressed, I'll be able to concentrate better and less likely to doze off. Who knows, it might even work that way! There is a part of me that feels like I'm a weakling for needing such help, but... well. Piffle.
Had any good battles in WoWS lately? I've been getting catastrophic lag the last few nights, so playing Boats has been a literal hit or miss proposition. I've almost saved up the shekels for the New Orleans (assuming I can talk myself in to dumping the Pepsicola to free a port slot), but I get the feeling I'm going to finish researching the Colorado right about the same time. Jump to tier 8 and start facing Yamatos in a floating citadel, or grind a reportedly awful battleship...
Posted by: Will at September 06, 2016 11:45 PM (D6ny+)
But oy! It made a massive difference. With the CPAP I can get six solid and wake up feeling like a million bucks. Before I'd toss and turn for ten and feel like I needed twelve.
Posted by: Avatar at September 07, 2016 01:34 AM (v29Tn)
Posted by: David at September 07, 2016 03:13 AM (9UHFZ)
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Posted by: GreyDuck at September 07, 2016 07:35 AM (rKFiU)
And then it turned out he'd been sleeping with the tubes in the wrong way, not even getting a good seal and having to turn the air up way more than he should have, so that the air was making a big racket. And even so, he still had been sleeping better and getting more oxygen, than without the CPAP!
So yeah, being able to breathe at night is a big deal.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at September 07, 2016 01:28 PM (S0Svy)
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