Well damn it…. Three guesses whom is being looked at for possible Sleep Apnea. I figured I was due factoring my age and other things. For the past few months I have been noticing an increase in fatigue decrease in the ability to focus and memory recall. Training wise my ability to recover has taken a nosed dive quickly. But what’s got the Doc wanting to consider the issue is that I have been having a problem with on and off this past year that my body wanting to increase Red Blood cell production since my Hematocrit level likes to elevate. Which my Doc feels is the buy product of my body compensating for lower oxygen levels as I sleep.
Yesterday…. Stopped in at a local sleep clinic to supply me with a home testing unit to use for the next few nights to record O2 levels, breathing rate and Heart Rate and R.E.M sleep with a mic to record if I snore.
The tech went over things with me on how to use the unit along with going over possible factors and or symptoms which might indicate the possibility of sleep Apnea. Well would you know it I scored off the damn chart on one of them. That being bloody neck size…. Anything 17 and over is consider at a higher risk range. Damn if I didn’t come in at slightly under 21.
First GOD Damn time I resented not having a pencil neck!!
Got a gut feeling I will be getting a conformation on it…OH Goody
The only bright side is as a guy I respect pointed out is that if Sleep Apnea is the issue. That addressing it should improve the quality of my recovery and everything that goes with it…
Here is a few things I have come across that people might want to keep a eye on .
Lets look at the signs I found online from sites like WebMD and the like
*Loud or frequent snoring… yep so I have been told
*Silent pauses in breathing… dont know
*Choking or gasping sounds… not sure
*Daytime sleepiness or fatigue… thank God for coffee
*Unrefreshing sleep… yep at times
*Insomnia… on occasion
*Morning headaches… no
*Nocturia (waking during the night to go to the bathroom)…yep
*Difficulty concentrating… starting to notice this more
*Memory loss… minor mostly just names
*Decreased sexual desire… Nope
*Irritability… FUCK YOU
*If your neck circumference is greater than 17 you have a higher risk … IM FUCKED
rock on I am a over achiever