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This page has a few of my blog posts about my issues with OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which basically means not being able to breathe at night and having restless nights, night after night.
Because my sleep apnea scored low but somehow the impact on me was fairly high, it took a while to diagnose, and I tried several things before eventually getting Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery (MMA) to fix my airway for good.

I made this summary page after the fact, so it starts with a few sleep studies I likely did 5 years later than I should have.

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2004/03/09 7H/night
π 2004-03-09 06:34 by Merlin in Osa

This is a resurrected post I made years ago, which was probably my first indication that I wasn't sleeping well. At the time I had no idea why I wasn't sleeping well. The sleep regimen below ended up being a futile effort but I guess my doctor back then didn't know about/think about sleep apnea and sending me for a sleep study.

Current Music: Not Yet
Current Mood: Too early...

So, I had issues with having bad sleep, where I'd wake up after 9 hours and still be tired.
My doctor helped me fix that by getting on a 7H/night sleep regimen, which forced my body to actually sleep when I was in bed.
Overall, it's worked fine, except that when I get behind on sleep, I'm now more or less unable to sleep more than 7H/night (which ended up being the case for the last 2 nights even though I was completely exhausted and even took an ambian to hopefully help, except that it didn't).

I'm kind of ticked that I first woke up around 05:30 and got up less than an hour later considering how tired I was yesterday (and that's an understatement), as I had gone to bed around 11:15, but I'll see how today pans out...

Oh, I'm secondary oncall this week, so any page my oncall buddy doesn't get will wake me up (yeepee), but in better news I finally got my old trusty thinkpad back from IBM with a brand new plastic shell to replace the half cracked one that I used to have.


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