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Apnea and ADD?
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Feeling scattered too often, and having some short term memory problems.

For instance I may be on the computer and accessing a website. The computer is taking a while to access, so I open another window and play a game of solitaire 'while waiting.' Sometimes as much as 30 minutes pass and I have forgotten I was waiting for the website to open.

Or I may go out in the garage to get something from the car. While I am walking, I may notice a tool that is not where it should be, so I put it away. The notice something else that I feel needs doing and tell myself, "I better go ahead and do this before I forget about it."

Then something else attracts my attention and I go do it. I may be shuffling things for an hour or more when my wife comes out and asks me if I got whatever it was from the car.

We manage a large real estate portfolio and need, often, to be on top of things. I feel a fear that I may miss something important, that something may "fall through the cracks".

I have panic attacks sometimes at night as I have mentioned in another post. I can afford medical, psychiatric, technology if it will help.

It seems that my short term memory is volatile and when I switch tasks, I lose touch with the previous task unless I make an effort to impress my memory.

For instance I often lose my car keys. I am thinking about somethng else and put them down. However if I say to myself, "I am putting the car keys on the coffee table, I don't ever lose them.

Would sure appreciate some help.
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Hi Bill - I just replied to your other post, and this one sort of confirms some thoughts I had there. You're in a high stress occupation and you have sleep apnea which is known to cause problems with concentration. I suspect you're putting all your energy into performing to a high level at work, then your mind and body go into a type of relaxation state at home.

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(07-14-2014, 04:01 AM)Caddyshack Wrote: Would sure appreciate some help.
Talk to your doctor
How you describe your sleep quality? lack of quality sleep can cause concentration problems among other things

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(07-14-2014, 04:21 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: Hi Bill - I just replied to your other post, and this one sort of confirms some thoughts I had there. You're in a high stress occupation and you have sleep apnea which is known to cause problems with concentration. I suspect you're putting all your energy into performing to a high level at work, then your mind and body go into a type of relaxation state at home.

Thanks, Paul, but not really a high stress occupation. We do managed a large real estate portfolio, but most of the tenants are long term and we have few problems that cannot be handled by sub-contractors, attorneys and the tenants themselves.

My health and my wife's health is excellent. I am 70 and she is 67. We are very active and having fun every day.

Most of the time I play with old Cadillacs, and this is a lot of fun!! We particularly love the 1958 vintage.

As Zonk also replied. I am making an appointment with the Sleep Doc today to see what he can find and I really appreciate your advice to check the CPAP for any events clustered around the wake-up times.

When I finish breakfast, and adjust the brakes on our 1958 Cadillac Imperial Fleetwood Sedan Limousine, I'll look into this. Smile

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Just to avoid confusion, Bill's two user accounts have been merged together. His old Caddyshack username is no longer valid. His username is now Dolla Bill and his post-count has been transferred over from our old zetaboards forum.

I also spit off the discussion of Bill's Cadillac into a separate thread in the Off-Topic forum, here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...8-Cadillac

Feel free to carry on the Cadillac discussion there, and use this thread for the apnea/ADD discussion.

Thanks everyone.

Coffee
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Bill, your posts have got me thinking.. And btw, I posted a bit of a rambling response to your other thread pertaining to similar issues. Just some of my thoughts based on my own experience with stress and the medications that can help remedy it. But back to my main point.. I was thinking recently that I have a touch of the ADD, with my short term memory being shot these days. But, on the other hand, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea over two years ago, and only really just got rolling with the CPAP. Maybe my memory problems are just related to being sleep deprived for way too long. Both me and my doctor suspect my sleep apnea was existent for years before my diagnosis. I am hoping that being compliant with my CPAP use sharpens up my memory soon.
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