I've had quite a few health issues up to this point, and no one can seem to find anything wrong. My journey eventually took me to a pulmonologist who said that I may have sleep apnea. I told him that I almost never get restful sleep and that I shoot up and move around during the night, or talk in my sleep and say crazy stuff. So he put me through two sleep studies to find any abnormalities, and the only thing he could find was that for one of the sleep studies, I had a very slight case of sleep apnea--something that he said could be contributed to my excess weight.
So the doctor decided to try me on a CPAP machine just to see how I would react to it. He started me off at 4, and then throughout the night, increased the pressure all the way up to 12. Apparently I slept well at 4, but as soon as the CPAP started getting into the higher pressures, I was showing signs of complex sleep apnea, which is a mixture of obstructive and central sleep apnea. Ironically enough, because the CPAP gave me such bad results, my doctor decided to recommend a CPAP machine to use.
Now here's where I don't think I have sleep apnea. When I wake up in the morning, my blood pressure is lower than normal. During the day, my blood pressure jumps up around 150/90-160/100, but when I wake up in the morning, its about 135/75. Shouldn't my blood pressure be higher in the morning if I had sleep apnea because I stopped breathing at night? Also, the more sleep I get, the better I feel. I require around 10-12 hours of sleep per night to feel decent and if I don't get that, my blood pressure spikes slightly and I get headaches...basically my body runs hot.