Sleep apnea is causing me to fall asleep at work. HELP!
July 14, 2012 7:20 AM Subscribe
I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea and it's affecting me at at work.
posted by stedman15 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past year or so, I sleep, but do not feel rested after waking up. My girlfriend says I stop breathing in my sleep, and so I likely have sleep apnea.
Two problems as a result: I have only catastrophic health insurance that doesn't cover CPAPs or sleep studies, and can't afford to pay these costs out of pocket. Any ideas on how to get this done cheaply are much appreciated.
The second issue is more serious: I find myself dozing off while at work. I work in a corporate environment and sit in a cube all day. My bosses haven't noticed, but my co-workers have. I can't seem to stave off the sleep with caffeine or activity. If I sit down at my desk, it's a given I'll doze off within 2-3 hours. Any methods I could use to avoid this? I don't want to get fired.