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blaisepascal
There ought to be a word for that moment of panic between when one notices the empty bog-roll holder and the discovery of new bog rolls on the lid directly behind oneself.

I went to the sleep clinic today. They have decided that my description of my issues merit putting me through a full-nights polysomnogram, which is scheduled for 2007-05-09T20:45-0400/2007-05-10T06:30-0400 (ISO8601 formatted time interval) with a follow-up appointment on May 18th.

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pre-shit fit? (yup I used google to figure out what the *hell* you were talking about)

I'm not at all surprised. I'm pleased it's happening so soon. I recommend asking for a sleep aid for the test. If you can't get to sleep you'll have to come back. Give me a call sometime.

sleep aide? *snort* Bu is the only person I know who sleeps at the drop of a hat- before it even hits the ground *lol*

He comes by it honestly, but even I had trouble sleeping all wired up with people watching. If his apnea is as bad as I suspect it is, you may see quite a different person once his blood sugar is under control and he's not chronically sleep deprived. Both high blood sugar and sleep apnea make a person sleepy, sluggish and unmotivated all the time. Bu probably doesn't even know how bad he feels because it has gone on so long he thinks it's normal, just the way he feels. That's what I thought and that's why I'm so happy he's having this test. I certainly didn't realize how much better I would feel until I got used to the C-pap machine.

ooh! a shiny, energetic Bu? *whee!* looking f orwARD to it :)

I just had a thought- wouldn't a sleep aide bias the results of analyzing his ability to sleep? also, maybe he sleeps at the drop of a hat because of his poor sleep.... hmmmm

I would think that any of the drugs one might use as "sleep aids" would invalidate the test results, because, obviously, they change the qualities of the person's sleep.


I would have thought so too but a sleep apnea test is not really related to the quality of sleep. It tests whether your throat muscles relax enough to block your breathing. While you don't have to be in a very deep sleep for that to happen, you do have to be able to go to sleep and stay asleep long enough for the test. Since these tests are expensive and inconvenient, it's better if they can not only assess the extent of the apnea but determine the air pressure it takes to keep the throat muscles open at the same time. Because they have to step up the pressure until they hit the sweet spot it can be time consuming and is somewhat intrusive on your sleep. That's why a sleeping aid is useful.

That's odd, because I know someone who only has sleep apnea when he has a drink or two (or some other sedative) before going to bed. (Unfortunately, he likes to drink.) I guess it must depend on how collapsible the individual's airway is to begin with.

Have them check your geek levels while they're at it, because I think they're dangerously high....

what does the test look like? *hehehe*

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