Breathing and Sleeping Simultaneously
Monday, March 10, 2008, 06:28 AM - Academics, Sleep Apnea
I have obstructive sleep apnea.

I had a new sleep study done last week. In the middle of the night, the tech complained that they couldn't get a good reading on my chin electrode; would I mind shaving just a tiny hole in my beard for it? So one thing lead to another and -here I am. :o)

I'm still having severe apnea but as soon as the doctor gets around to it, she'll write me a new prescription for adjusting either my CPAP machine or getting new a new and different mask and -hopefully- I'll be back to breathing and sleeping at the same time. It has been really bad lately. So much so, that a couple of times I've tried not using the machine at all; sadly, it did make a noticeable difference, but not as much as one might think.

In any case, I'm doing pretty poorly in school at the moment until this gets resolved.

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Got Clean Water!
Friday, June 2, 2006, 08:55 AM - Health, Sleep Apnea
On Wednesday, I bought a water cooler to have ultra-clean hot and cold water delivered whenever I want. This turns out to have altered my diet enormously. Now, I can simply drink as much as I want, anytime I want instead of eating! This is great. Highly recommended. Before, the more tap-water I drank (or even most of the brands of bottled water available now at the grocery stores) the more I wanted to eat. Now, I can drink cold water or hot tea anytime and it satisfies me! This is cool!

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