Thursday, March 10, 2005

Can you say, "Sleep Apnea?"

Looks like I have to - I had a sleep study done last night (how they expect you to sleep when they wire you up like a Christmas tree is a mystery, but anyway...) and it showed that I do stop breathing sometimes - at one point my O2 levels dropped to around 85%, a significant number.
So now the question is what to do. There is a machine that you can use at night, but I want to avoid that. Losing weight will help, but there is also a surgical procedure that can replace the machine. I am looking into that. Will keep you posted.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or you could get a beagle mix that reacts to any change in your breathing patterns as a sign you want her to jump on your bed, lick your hand all over and whine until you wake up. More fun that surgery. :)

Brenda

Anonymous said...

erm...
More fun thaN surgery.

Anonymous said...

I do sleep studies, did you know that Laura? Great to see you've joined the insanity that is blogging!

-The Merry Piper
-7 of Diamonds in the Cabal.

Laura Ware said...

Heh Brenda - your beagle doing that for you?

Piper, I didn't know that! So what color goop do you put in people's hair to attach the leads?? :-)

Brenda said...

Molly starts between 3 and 4 every morning. Every move I make, every sound, she takes in anticipating its time to get up and go out. LOL Seriously I hope they have a solution other than surgery.

Blogging by Tina said...

Laura made that comment about the goop because I had a sleep study done the day before hers. I had blue goop.

Laura Ware said...

Given that the choices may be surgery or a c-pap machine (which means I have to wear a mask over my face when I sleep) I think in this case I prefer surgery.