I’ve been going to doctor’s appointments and doing sleep studies for the past 3 months. I’m a 22F with a BMI of 23 and I’m otherwise healthy.
I’m starting to get really overwhelmed with all of it. I’m exhausted every single day, barely able to stay awake during my classes. I even tried to answer a question in one class, but my professor stopped me and said, “Go back to sleep.” (I was actually grateful he joked about it. I’ve been worried my professors think I’m being disrespectful when in reality I’m just really fucking tired).
I started falling asleep at red lights, so now I try to walk to school whenever I can just because I’m scared of falling asleep when I’m actually driving. I’m falling behind in a lot of my classes because I can barely stay awake long enough to figure out what is going on. Even when I show up to classes I can’t follow what’s being said. On top of the sleepiness, my mind feels shot. I feel like I haven’t slept in 6 months.
I got my results back from the sleep study this past week, and was told I have sleep apnea. My doctor had mentioned something about my breathing stopping 46 times an hour, but I was too out of it to even ask any questions. I basically nodded through the appointment, forgetting to ask what type of sleep apnea I have or if it’s mild or moderate.
All I know is that I’ll be getting set up with a bipap mask soon. My doctor said the cpap didn’t work, so we’re going with the bipap.
I’m honestly just overwhelmed with how tired I am. I’m relieved that I can get this treated, but it’s the waiting that’s killing me. I regret not paying more attention in the appointment, but I was so sleepy I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I’m planning on calling next week to get some clarification.
School is seriously stressing me out. I’m a pretty good student, but I can’t keep up with how I’m feeling and my grades are starting to slip.
I guess I’m just posting because I’m tired of being tired and needed to rant.