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Re: Deviated septum rainy

Posted by headachequeen on November 15, 2004, at 15:51:22

In reply to Re: Deviated septum, posted by rainy on November 15, 2004, at 15:42:06

> My husband isn't over weight but he does send me to the couch sometimes with his snoring. Last winter I too listened for him to stat breathing again. The surgery he might have had to under could have been where they clip the uvula--that bit of tissue that hangs down at the back of the throat and apparently vibrates, increasing the richness of the snore an effect its audience doesn't fully appreciate.
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> He didn't have sleep apnea but they did suggest that he wear an O2 mask or some such to enable him to breath more easily at night--it would be hooked up to a loud machine at the side of the bed which would have been so romantic.
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> As far as the sleep clinic goes, he enjoyed it because the tech was cute (the old goat) and he didn't mind being hooked up to electrodes. He could have watched TV but we don't except for a couple of cop shows and West Wing, so he read until he got sleepy and woke up the next morning with a pass to the hospital cafeteria. Not scary. Bad hospital food though. And they woke him up him before 7 so they could go home.
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> Try not to get torqued up. Weight yes. Sleep clinic, no.
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> rainy
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The info I was given regarding the clinic appt is that they monitor three patients at a time... arriving at fifteen minute intervals...
we are to bring a pillow from home as the hospital pillows are not comfortable... tell me something I don't know :(...
and a book...
not to take a nap during the day... at least not after two in the afternoon and I think stimulants are banned...
and then there is info regarding meds... which I have to discuss with the doctors involved of course...
an eeg is attached to head and a monitor attached to neck to monitor snoring... the husband I am about to divorce says they will not need a monitor...
electrodes attached to legs and I forget the rest of it...
there is a print-out of three pages...
I am to be there for nine-fifteen and will be awakened in time to leave at six-fifteen...

I have news for them... I don't usually fall asleep until around six...
that is one of the reasons I am going to this clinic...
I drift off to sleep around midnight, then waken and stay awake until around six and sleep soundly until nine or ten... them's my best sleeping hours...
this is the reason for this exercise that and the sleep apnea the nurses noted and that the husband apparently noticed... the one I am divorcing <g>
over my alleged snoring...
At the end of all the directions they tell you to have a good night's sleep...
well, sillies, if we could sleep well, we wouldn't need to be there...

they also tell people who already have some thing or other.. have to look it up on the pamphlet... for sleep apnea to bring it to wear while they sleep...

I shall be like Bridgey, looking around to see what these things are...
<g>
and never get to sleep...
shall have to take a really dull book...
if I am reading something interesting I shall never go to sleep LOL

or else I keep thinking about it even when I sleep....
and that wakens me so I can start reading again...
Heaven, I can be my own worst enemy....
and I have not told the doctors about that !!!

kat


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