For some problems, the medical community which serves me moves very slowly. I have such a problem now. I go thru periods where during a night I will not get sufficient sleep. As a result of insufficient sleep, the following day I may fall asleep at any moment. Without warning. Bam! I am asleep.
I have written about this sleep problem before. To you, my blog readers.
I have reported this sleep problem to my primary doctor, asking for sleep medication. I told my doctor that I want to take this sleep medication only when I need it badly. Not every nite. Only on nites when when I have a problem.
My doctor responded with a prescription for me to attend a sleep instruction class. I completed that class, and got some good from what I learned. My main achievement was to understand how discipline in sleep and eating habits might affect my sleep quality. And this knowledge helped me.
But from time to time I needed sleep medication. And my primary doctor continued to refuse me a sleep medication prescription. Last Wednesday I had terrible sleep. I only slept 3 hours and 20 minutes according to the Sleep Cycle App on my iPhone. Click [here] to learn about Sleep Cycle.
While driving my Honda home from the YMCA last Thursday about noon, I dozed off while coming to a stop for a traffic signal. I believe that I was traveling less than 3 miles per hour. I woke up to find that my Honda had hit the rear of a car that was stopped for the light. The bag came out from the Honda's steering wheel. The bag propellant smelled terrible. And I felt like a damned idiot.
The lady driver in the Hyundai that I hit was pissed. "Didn't you see that the traffic was stopped?", she asked. I would not tell her that I fell asleep at the wheel. Instead, I apologized and asked her if she was hurt. She wasn't.
After I exchanged info with the lady driving the Hyundai, I phoned Esurance to report the accident. I found a list of recommended collision repair shops on the Esurance web site, and picked one that had great online reviews.
My Honda is scheduled back at Elite Auto Collision Repair Center [link] this coming Monday morning.