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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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2010/12/20 Post Surgery Sleep Study
π 2010-12-20 01:01 in Osa
It had been almost 6 months since I got my MMA surgery, and I was curious to get my new sleep apnea scores. Obviously I knew that I was sleeping better now since I was doing pretty well with no sleep appliance, but knowing the score was still good.

End result: my new AHI/RDI is now 12. The score itself is not very impressive to be honest (i.e. not so good), but I do feel better with that 12 than the 12 I had when I started 5 years ago.
Part of it is that Stanford is very picky on what they consider apnea now, raising scores compared to 5 years ago, and I'm guessing the other part is that my brain probably deals a little bit better with occasional reduced flow than it did before (i.e. less waking up and not feeling rested).

Anyway, it could be better, but it's pretty good as is. I guess that's what matters.


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