Just wanted to let you know that I joined the group. I’m 43, slightly overweight, but basically in good shape.
I’ve slowly broke through my denial to realize that I probably do have sleep apnea as I stop breathing during the night and sometimes up to a minute or so (or so my GF reports). I’m also sometimes (not everyday) deathly tired during the day, suffer from headaches, anxiety, etc.
In fact, this may have been going on for a solid 10 years as that’s when I had night sweats, anxiety, etc. I thought it was just anxiety from an abusive marriage situation, but now I’m starting to wonder.
I’ve also been diagnosed recently with high blood pressure, but it seems to vary a lot.
Alcohol is seems to make it much worse. In fact, I quit drinking except for an occasional beer or glass of wine, but any alcohol at all seems to guarantee some very bad sleep and a groggy next day.
I’ve dropped some weight, and I’m committed to getting into better shape which can’t hurt. Although, I’m starting to wonder if I have a larger problem going on.
I do take some anti-anxiety meds (seroquel) to help me sleep, but I’m wondering if it’s part of my problem. Although, if I don’t take them, I’m completely exhausted from lack of sleep in about a week. It may be a Catch-22, but I know that I’ll need to break out of the quandary.
Anyways, I’m mostly here to lurk and learn.