2121 hours of sleep

That’s how much sleep, roughly, I’ve gotten over the past year.

I know because I have a machine by my bedside that records how long I sleep and, more to its purpose, blows air down my throat — a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which is a treatment for sleep apnea.

With sleep apnea, my throat closes up every once in a while as I breathe at night, waking me up and, before my CPAP, making me drowsy all day. (Besides sleepiness during the day, I knew something was wrong because I snored like a freight train. We’re talking epic, myth-inspiring, rattling the neighbors’ windows snoring. And that’s all you probably need / want to know about that).

But it keeps track of how many hours I sleep a night. So I did the math. I get an average of 6.3 hours of sleep a night.

What could be more interesting to you then how much sleep I get? Maybe if I give you a play by play of my dream where I go to the supermarket and buy baby carrots . . .

How much do you sleep at night? (According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps 6.8 hours a night and, apparently, getting less than 7 hours or more than 8 is linked to high blood pressure — good luck!)

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