This is damn interesting and something I need to look into more: the fight or flight response implicit within the sleep apnea experience.
Additionally, how fight or flight is a type of anxiety and how this relates to cortisol levels.
This is all stuff to research further.
I get the basic idea of it which is that sleep apnea is even more harmful than I thought.
I mean, in this perspective, it’s just insidious and intensely harmful and it really disturbs me tremendously to think that I’ve been living with this condition…sleeping with this condition for how long… the past 30 years?
And, to think of how this has negatively impacted my life…I mean, I can’t even really fathom just how much this has screwed-up my mind, body and spiritual well-being…not to mention relationships, career path, mood, depression, anxiety, etc.