Friday, January 24, 2014


Even though I posted about it when I first began my blog, I thought I would come back to it.

The reason for part of my blog name.

My sleeping issues.

Seven or so years ago I started having a lot of trouble with my sleeping.  I remember yawning constantly.  I was always tired.  Always.  No matter how much I slept, I just never felt satisfied.
So, I went to see a doctor. Actually, I saw a lot of doctors.  Nobody could really figure it out. 

One weekend, I ended up in Urgent Care because I was yawning so much I was actually getting short of breath (I think that’s what happened…I can’t really remember). While we were there, the nurse suggested I get my thyroid checked.

Well, it turns out I have Hypothyroidism, which is when your thyroid is under active.  Your thyroid is responsible for making the hormone that controls the way your body uses energy.  Symptoms of hypothyroidism include feeling tired and weak, memory problems and weight gain.  In fact a lot of times it is diagnosed due to weight gain.  Mine was sneaky and I didn’t gain any weight, which is why it took several doctors and finally an urgent care nurse to figure it out.

I have been on thyroid pills since then. I have to get my blood drawn every 3-6 months, which for a person who hates blood and needles really sucks!  I also can be very moody, have very intense feelings and I am still tired all of the time.  It’s something I live with and it doesn’t really bother me much. I really hate that C has to deal with my moods sometimes though!  Now that he understands it, I think it really helps.  I am not as crazy as he thinks haha.

Even though the meds were supposed to help with my tired feelings, they didn’t.  My doctor then prescribed me a sleep study.  You can read all about it here.
Hot stuff right?
Let me tell you, getting a sleep study done is not the most fun thing.  It’s just so weird. You are in an unfamiliar room with an unfamiliar bed, tons of medical contraptions stuck to your body and not to mention they have a video camera watching you the whole time!

Which is why I am really upset that I have to do it yet again.  

I had given up on fixing my problem and lived with the sleepiness since my last test.   I didn’t want to go back to the crazy Russian nutcase that was my doctor. Finally, I decided I would try once again.  My mom had seen an episode of Dr. Oz about sleep and the “Sleep Doctor” that was on the show actually has an office here in AZ. So I went to see him.  He prescribed another sleep study since it has been so long since the last one. 

So, on Monday night, I have to show up to the Sleep Center in Scottsdale and spend the night alone in a weird office building that has bedrooms set up in it.  I really, really don’t want to do it.  But I know that it will be worth it. I am confident that this guy can help me!

Please keep your fingers crossed that it goes well!

Have you ever done a sleep study?
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  1. I hope your sleep study goes well!! I can only imagine how weird that would be and I don't blame you for dreading it. But hopefully it will help and the Dr. will get some results out of it!

  2. When I did my sleep study, my doctor prescribed a one-time use Ambien and it probably helped that they had sleep number beds there too!

  3. Good luck! I haven't had a sleep study, but I'm a big believer in trying to find out what our problems are so we can fix them!

  4. I have never done that. That sounds horrible! How much sleep can you get being in a different bed anyway?! I hope that they can help you out!

  5. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I wouldn't be able to sleep in a strange room like that. I have problems sleeping away from home. The first night in a strange bed is usually a sleepless one for me. Good luck!



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