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Monday, January 14, 2008

Mystery Solved?

Well, I finally may know why I have been so tired and worn out. I took my sleep study test Friday night and returned the machine today (with a little help from Colin's mom). Group Health called me this afternoon and gave me the results of my test. They told me a normal person can stop breathing up to 5 times an hour at night. Someone with severe sleep apnea stops breathing 30 or more times an hour at night. I stopped breathing 22 times an hour. No wonder I wake up feeling really tired and sluggish, I've hardly had any sleep!
So now I'm going to have a machine to help keep my airway open at night. I hope I will finally get a good night's sleep. I'm long overdue.

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