Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice and some experiences from people in their diagnosis?
I am 25(m).
For a few years now I have had pretty consistent daytime fatigue/tiredness. I regulalry get 7-8 hours of sleep, with the occasional 5-6, but I never feel totally rested. I am not struggling to stay awake during the day, but my eyes feel irritated/fatigued and I yawn quite regularly. I feel like this prettt much as soon as I wake up, right until I go to bed. It doesn’t seem to matter how much sleep I get.
My girlfriend says I do not now, nor have ever snored. We have been together since we were 16 and she says that I have never snored, nor stopped breathing or appeared to choke. I did talk in my sleep when I was a kid and in my teens, but she says I haven’t done that for a few years.
I don’t wake up too often during the night. Occasionally for a few seconds, but I am never gasping for air. I sleep through most nights.
I do have diagnosed GERD, but this is mainly managed with PPI treatment, and I have never really experienced the severe symptoms some get like acid regurgitation.
The final thing is that I do semi regularly wake up with dry or sore throat and mouth, but not every morning. I have always put this down to dry air.
My dentist has an at home sleep apnea test they offer and as they have treated me for TMJ already, I wonder if it is worth checking for sleep apnea as well.