inappropriate sleep


I can’t remember the last time I slept for more than a couple of hours at a time, but I can remember all of my dreams...most of them very unpleasant. I was recently sent to a sleep clinic for an overnight stay; the results were inconclusive. The respirologist said; “Well, these tests confirm that you definitely do not sleep...but I have no idea why.” I told her that falling asleep at work was going to get me fired. I told her about falling asleep in class in high school and then college. I also pointed to the stitches on my forehead, telling her that they were a result of my falling asleep at the wheel and taking a cement light pole into the ditch with me. Finally, a second set of tests were scheduled; I will be spending this Friday in another sleep clinic for sleep latency testing. I could go on and on with the endless list of problems, both emotional and physical, that I have suffered because of this condition....but I am sure you have heard it all. I would really like to hear your opinion. Signed: Desperate!


—Jana-Lynne, Age 27, Ottawa, CANADA


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