You read that right, I am a 37 year old mom of 3 who needs to take naps. So damn what?! As I am sure that anyone with chronic pain issues will understand the utter exhaustion that grips a hold of you every day . While I am not experiencing the pain I have been as of late, the exhaustion never goes away.
I was recently outfitted with a CPAP machine. I have “Severe Obstrusive Sleep Apnea”. I went into it imagining myself like Darth Vader with my mask .
Instead, I am more like Dark Helmet. If you have seen Spaceballs, you know what I am talking about, and you have a wonderful sense of humor! Anyways, my point being, my hope was that when I got the mask I would have all this energy and be full of life since I was sleeping better. And yeah, no, not quite. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely helping me. My first follow up with the sleep doctor showed that I went from 66 times an hour not breathing to 1.2! Pretty impressive… but still the exhaustion remains.
Just another symptom of Meganitis.
So yes, when I need to take a nap , I NEED to take a nap.
It is my hope that my exhaustion will get better. But for now, I am a sleepy head.
I have to learn to listen to my body .
Easier said than done.