Monday Musings: Sleep Is Fundamental a.k.a. The Freakin’ Doi Episode

I haven’t felt better or thought clearer for weeks.  No joke, I’ve had major issues with cloudy brains (among other related health issues which there isn’t a need to delve into) for some time now.  Now, I knew the reason for this from the start, but I didn’t quite realize the extent to how much it affected me until I had alleviated the problem.

You see, I suffer from sleep issues, most specifically sleep apnea.  Like really bad “snores heard round the house and long hitches of no breathing” sleep apnea.  I use a breathing mask to make sleep, well, more sleepy, but the harness had worn down, making the pressure seal on the mask irregular, hence worthless.  It took me a bit of time to save up the scratch (plus shipping time!) to get a new harness.  I figured it wouldn’t be so bad, I was still falling asleep … or so I thought.

Needless to say, I wasn’t really sleeping or at least getting the sleep I needed.  It was more a dull malaise of unconsciousness that sleep.  So that haze stayed with me through every day.  Even then, I didn’t grasp the extent of that haze until I had the harness replaced.

I slept for *eighteen* hours straight once it came in, with one fifteen minute break in the middle to eat something and use the bathroom.  I arose feeling … well … feeling so much better than I had in weeks.

So, yeah, it may seem like a stupid thing to say, but do anything you can to ensure proper sleep.  This isn’t as easy as it may seem, as sleep problems can be surprisingly hard to figure out on your own.  You can feel asleep but not actually be getting the rest you need.  If you are concerned about it, talk to your friends, talk to your family, and talk to your doctor.  It’s important, because if you aren’t getting your sleep, you are kicking the legs out from under your health.

So with that bit of public service, it’s back to work!  There’s writing, reading, and reviewing to be done!

But one more thing: I want to redirect folks back to a certain post last week, talking about a possibility of multimedia projects and stuff.  Video and audio reviews and such.  Throw a like or comment if you want to see more and varied content!

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

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