Hope you are all well.
From February this year I have been having sleep issues and Daytime Sleepiness. I have been fine for 25 years until 1 day in February where I was waking up through-out the night and getting very tired during the day!
I am overweight, 17" neck and do snore heavily (although don't choke in my sleep).
I went to the doctor and he said I probably have sleep apnea and to lose some weight/quit smoking (which I have started doing!).
However, I am not convinced if my symptoms match. My 3 main things are:
Waking up in the night and;
Dreaming VERY vividly every single night.
I see that the first two are linked to apnea, but the third seems to be the opposite (apparently, your meant to not Dream with apnea).
This has gone on every single night for 3 months now and I am getting worried it could be Narcolepsy or something worse, although I have no Sleep Hallucinations, paralysis or cataplexy.
Could anyone give me any advice to whether it could be apnea and continue losing weight etc or should go back and ask for more tests?