So, I've been told that I do have sleep apnea. Now, for the fun stuff... I was asked to wear a heart monitor for two weeks, so they could monitor it at all times to determine whether or not I had sleep apnea or something else. Last Saturday, I was out on the field with the kids when I received a call from the company who was monitoring me. They called and told me that I should probably go to the hospital immediately, but I didn't understand that well what the woman was saying, so I assumed that she was just calling to check on me. I told her repeatedly that I was fine, and that I was out playing with the kids, and everything was OK. Then, my doctor calls me yesterday, and says that the reason why they called was because my heart stopped for so long in my sleep that it fooled the monitor into thinking that I went into cardiac arrest. (Granted, my heart did stop for a small period of time, but I did not, in fact, go into cardiac arrest.) The doctor said that my heart generally stops beating about 3 or 4 times a night. What he believes it to be is that because of the apnea I stop breathing, and my heart also stops because I stop breathing. Then one second later, she kicks back on, and starts pumping again, and I'm back to Good Ol' Gamblin' Man Jerry. I never feel a thing. My wife is concerned that one time my heart won't kick back on, and I'll go into cardiac arrest in my sleep, and no one will ever know until I don't wake up. (This happened to an old friend's mother when we were both in high school. She went to bed, fell asleep, and her heart stopped. She never saw it coming.) The doctor assured me that something like that would not happen because I have a strong heart. The chances of something like that happening would be greater if I had a weak heart, but I don't. Freaky, huh?