No one plans to fall asleep on the job. But lets face it... It happens.
And as you all know, I'm an at home mom. So I'm ALWAYS on the job.. And falling asleep during the day is never a good thing here. Unless my kids are gone and I'm alone. Which is basically never.
However.. I can't lie and say it never happens. Not that I plan to take a nap or anything. I don't. I know my children are insane and shouldn't' go unsupervised. They find the strangest things to get into when I'm not looking. Or they fight with each other and then hit each other and then complain about it. Ridiculous.
Sometimes though, I can't help it. Not like "I am so tired that I just let myself fall asleep for a few minutes" can't help it. But like full on, for real, can NOT help it! I will just fall asleep for who knows how long and I'm totally unaware of it even happening until I wake up on the couch, with or without drool on my face. (Yes, I'm a drooler.. I hate it but I can't do anything about that so whatever.)
Sometimes, it's only for a few minutes. Sometimes though, it may be an hour.
It is partially due to my "possible" narcolepsy (I say possible because I didn't finish the testing, but my sleep study doc was pretty sure I have it, and honestly, so am I). But it also a result of my blood pressure bottoming out.
The latter of the two really worried me also. It happens randomly, no warning or anything. Just all the sudden, it plummets. And no one knows why. Spoooooookkkkkyyyyy.
It's really frustrating though, and I wish I knew the answer. I feel like shit when it happens, get dizzy and nauseous, and everything in my body feels REALLLYYYY heavy. Like even thinking of moving is impossible.
Then, I may or may not pass out. No one likes passing out, of course... But honestly, when I do, I wake up after my blood pressure has normalized so I don't have to feel like shit anymore.
So it's kind of double edged sword. Stay awake and feel like ass, or pass out and wake feeling better.
I am suppose to be wearing a heart monitor right now (for 30 f***ing days!!) but had to take it off early because I'm allergic to it. (Which is a whole other story. My skin is peeling off now. It's bad. But you can read more about that here How Do You Not Understand. )
So since I had to take it off, who knows what it found or didn't. I don't even know if whatever is going on with my blood pressure is even related to my heart rate or not. But seriously, something needs to get figured out.
How am I suppose to function when I can't function?! It's not even JUST the blood pressure (even though, that is one of my most debilitating symptoms) but I also can't stand or walk for long (roughly 5 minutes) periods of time because then I can't breath anymore. I have to sit back down or squat. And anytime I squat and stand back up, I get lightheaded.
My life is so fun! Hopefully I can get some answers soon. But as of now... It's not looking likely.
Anyone suffer from random blood pressure changes, narcolepsy, or passing out on a regular basis? Are you working or unable? How do you cope with it? Comment below!