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Friday, May 11, 2007

Sleep Apnea

I took a sleep test last night. The doc said I have a severe case of sleep apnea (note two interesting links for sleep apnea - one is the American Sleep Apnea Association and the other is the now famous Wikipedia.

My case was so severe that they stopped the first part of the test in the first 2 hours. My oxygen level had dropped so much and so often I was scaring the ladies monitoring the study. The started me on the second part of the test. Usually you come back in a couple of weeks for that. Not me, I was started right away. I'm now the proud owner of a CPAP machine. I'm looking forward to some good sleep... ummmmm sleep.

Of course I've heard it really takes some getting used to the mask. I'll probably feel like this for a while...

I'll let you know how it goes.


me said...

so this explains why you always fell asleep while we were studying for a test in college! good to know it wasn't just me...i like the mask, just wear it all the time and you'll never have to shave...may the force be with you young skywalker!

Stephanie Enders said...

Hi Jeff,

I really enjoyed this post. It would be great if all people with sleep apnea took it as serious as you did. I'm sure you will find your dreams again with the CPAP.

take care and sleep well