Not that I have any medical background, but reading this post is the exact same symptoms as me and guess what? For anyone that said Sleep Apnea, you are probably spot on. I was diagnosed 6 years ago and the CPAP works very well and although expensive if you have good extended medical insurance, it is likely 100% covered. You can think you are getting a full night of sleep, but you are not getting a RESTFUL sleep. I still have issues some days at work, biggest thing is get up and move around. I find my issues are if I fall asleep on the couch and don't get 7-8 hours on my CPAP or if the humidifier isn't working and the air is too dry, I will get stuffed up and affect the restfulness of the sleep. Sleep apnea affects WAY more people than you think. 14 times per hour I was measured to stop breathing without my CPAP!!!!! and that is MILD apnea believe it or not!View Thread
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