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Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and a Crappy Job

Posted May 20th, 2008 at 03:48 PM by Wind Lane
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep when one wants to even when feeling tired.

Sleep Apnea is when the airway restricts breathing during sleep cutting off oxygen for a minimum of ten seconds straight. These events have to occur more than five times in an hour for it to be even mild sleep apnea.

Crappy Job is when you despise your work for any number of reasons. Typical reasons would be low pay, antagonistic co-workers or boss, and/or work that is unfulfilling.

I have moderate insomnia (if I'm tired enough I can get past it), severe sleep apnea (I averaged something around 85 events per hour - that's a minimum of 14 minutes per hour I just wasn't breathing), and a crappy job (the pay is fine, but the work is as stifling as it can be and my co-worker uses me as a punching bag to relieve her stress).

So, when I finally fall asleep, it's not very good sleep even with the machine that's supposed to help with my apnea and then I have...

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