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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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2005/11/06 Sleep Study
π 2005-11-06 10:23 by Merlin in Osa

Current Music: AVB - ASOT 222
Current Mood: Argh :)

Saturday night, I had an "interesting" night. I went to a sleep study, which basically going to a building where I got all wired up (lots of sensors all over the body), and tried to sleep.
Mmmh, sleeping with all that crap on was somewhat challenging, but it at least made for a fun picture
End result: inconclusive, I have mild sleep apnea, and I snore, which I already knew. To find out more, I'll have to go to the Stanford sleep center and the next appointment is in 2 months. Lovely...
Oh well, at least we checked that I have normal lungs (albeit a bit smaller than average, but not that much), and nothing really obviously bad. I guess I'll know more in two months

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