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Apnea she wrote

So, according to the unique torture that is a sleep study, I have sleep apnea. I can't wait to get that CPAP machine, so I can have more energy during the day.

Of course, I'm going to be picking glue out of my hair for the next week. Does anyone have a trained monkey that can help me with this?


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Nov. 15th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
trained monkey?
I might suggest putting a mix of shampoo and conditioner in wet hair, letting it sit for 2-3 minutes and then carefully combing it out with a fine-tooth comb....

A monkey would probably be more entertaining, though. If I had one, I'd happily loan it to you.

Fairie G
Nov. 15th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
My father actually has sleep apnea. He had a CPAP machine for the longest time and then started using Breathe Right strips at night because he got so sick of the machine. Hasn't had a problem since. Something to consider.
Nov. 16th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
My boss has sleep apnea too. I have shared a room with him at some conferences and the white noise helps me sleep too. He does look like Neil Gaiman's Sandman though.

Autumn thinks I have it, but I haven't investigated it.
Nov. 16th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
Sleep apnea. Oh yeah, got that. In fact, nearly my entire family on Dad's side has it, to the point where my uncle scared the bejeezus out of the sleep testers. (they couldn't wake him for almost 15 minutes.)

I just won't, simply WON'T, sleep with the nose toobie thingie. Can't imagine trying to roll over and have a snog with medical equipment stuck to me.

On the other hand, there's this:

Even a modest 10 percent weight loss may eliminate apneic episodes by reducing the mass of the posterior airway.
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