It is very real… something I have never said out loud! Thank you Living Incurably for saying it out loud!
Two years ago I met with doctors at the sleep center of an Ivy League university hospital. I was seeing the sleep center doctors in hopes that they could rid me of my night terrors – hallucinations in the night that more often than not result in me screaming very loudly. (For the record I am not a screamer in my waking hours. Point of pride.) The appointment was important to me. I wanted answers. And yet, I wasn’t completely honest with my own answers. I minimized and dodged their questions about how tired (or woozy, as I usually describe it) I can get during the day, sometimes even while driving. We all know that lying to your doctors only hurts you in the end, but I did it without thinking because I feared they’d take my driver’s license away. (Can sleep doctors even do that?)
Sleep specialists aside, I suspect…
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