Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Today was a weird day. I did a bit of looking into what the heck is going on with my sleep, since last night I was having the same disrupted sleep as well as waking up coughing or choking for air. I may well be snoring, but it has also been suggested that I have sleep apnea or something similar, as it seems like I'm not breathing correctly. I took a nap after work today because I was exhausted, and I actually had a dream that I couldn't breathe. It was terrifying. My assumption was that this had something to do with my benzo withdrawal, but I was unclear on how, as this isn't a reported withdrawal side effect. However, Brad was able to shine some light on what it might be- because Klonopin can act as a sleep aid and I take one of my doses before bed, perhaps it has been helping me sleep more soundly these past few years and I just never noticed until I started coming off of it. I'm going to have to talk with my doctor about it regardless, since sleep troubles aren't something I want to be dealing with.
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