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Are you obese or take any meds?
Then answer this as objectively as you can. I do understand you are diagnosing (not really) through a computer screen. About two years ago, I did have a sleep study done at the referral of a nuerologist because my wife seemed to think I was having memory issues. The nuerologist asked several "Memory" questions during the interview and came to the conclusion that the common denominator seemed to be my wife. No one else seemed to see that I was having a memory loss. So if the common denominator was my wife, possibly the problem was with my wife, and not me. Maybe she only thought she had told me something, and in fact had not. The sleep study consisted of an all night stay/sleep, followed by an all day stay with 5 naps to be recorded. After the attempt to take the 3rd nap during the day and could "NOT" go to sleep with the 3rd attempt being after lunch after a meal was eaten and still could not go to sleep, the sleep study technician released me early stating "You don't have what we're looking for" However, by the time I got back to an appointment with the nuerologist, she said I had very very mild sleep apnea. The way I understand sleep apnea is you are in a constant state of fatigue because you never really go into REM sleep due to breathing cessation. So then the problem I have with this is....I dream and remember those dreams vividly, just about every night. Dreaming is REM sleep. Secondly, I wake fully refreshed daily, rearing to go. I may can doze off during the day, after lunch, or after work from being exhausted just as much as from being bored. But to sit at a traffic light with the sun beating in my face, exhausted from a hard day at work, and drift off while waiting for the light to change...or fall asleep on any given moments notice...that does not apply. So if I do have some symptoms of sleep apnea, I would have to say, and I am not a doctor...just using a little common sense, they would have to be awfully mild.
Thanks for that extra info Steven.
Clearly you don't have classic or severe sleep apnea.
There are stages however that can progress over time. Most folks don't fall asleep at a stoplight regardless of how hard their day was.
I suggest a sleep study and testosterone.
That is a potential side effect that I have never seen.
Also, the majority of the people who have low testosterone have sleep apnea.
So, one wonder whether or not these people in the drug trials have this problem anyways and it got listed as a side effect.
I can say this for sure, if you lose weight sleep apnea resolves in majority of cases. Testosterone will help that.