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#1 nkped

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:31 AM

More or less knew that I snored like a boar hog.  The GFE provider emphatically confirmed same.  So I decided it might be time to go see the medics.

 

I made an appointment at the ears, nose and throat clinic at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.  The specialist there examined the mouth and nose.  Said I had a deviated septum and, I think, something else which might have been impeding the air flow.

 

Then she referred me to a neurologist.  Here things were a little bit less obvious.  Discovered I have pretty much lost the ability to stand on one foot even if I am stone cold sober.  A few other things, the purpose of which was not entirely obvious.  Then, as anticipated, I was scheduled for a sleep test.

 

It takes place in a regular hospital room with hookups for the monitors and what looks like domes for IR and low light TV cameras on the ceiling.  The technician attaches a bunch of electrodes and bands.  Then there was the tube with two short extensions to go into the nostrils, to check respiration I suppose.  However, it also had a plastic flap that hung down over my mouth.  I told her, "We're not doing this."  After a bit of back and forth, she checks and comes back with a rig without the mouth flap.

 

Properly cinched up like the Xmas turkey, I'm then supposed to go to sleep.  Told me if cannot sleep after 1 hour give sleeping pill.  Was somewhat relaxed but no where close to asleep when they came back with the sleeping pill after 40 minutes.  That did the trick.  At some time during the night, they put a CPAP mask on me which was anticipated.  First impression was that it was annoying, awkward and pointless.  

 

As diagnostic procedures go, it was not as bad as a colonoscopy or prostrate biopsy but it's not a very pleasant way to spend the evening.

 

I go back next week to talk about the results.  I expect the doctor will tell me I need a CPAP machine.  At this point, my strong inclination is to say thanks, but no thanks.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:30 AM

Did you by chance lose a leg at some point in your life?   I think I would be investigating that.  Possible mild stroke in the past?


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:02 AM

Did you by chance lose a leg at some point in your life?   I think I would be investigating that.  Possible mild stroke in the past?

Same two I arrived with.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:37 PM

nkped, Just found this about not being able to stand on one leg

 

 

https://www.preventi...est-stroke-risk


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:42 PM

nkped, Just found this about not being able to stand on one leg

 

 

https://www.preventi...est-stroke-risk

Aww, wish you hadn't posted that. now I have a strong desire to try this out to feed my hypochondria.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 04:24 AM

Aww, wish you hadn't posted that. now I have a strong desire to try this out to feed my hypochondria.

 

I couldn't resist but wish I had done!

 

Haven't managed it yet but have discovered that technique plays a big part. I'm hoping that practice makes perfect!


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:24 AM

There are several phone apps like snorelab and other voice recording software for the pc that you can use to chart your snoring or sleep apnea on your phone or computer. I was concerned about it a year ago because we suspect that sleep apnea was a factor in our father's fatal heart attack.

I hooked up the computer to track every noise I made while I was asleep. When I awoke in the morning I checked the computer chart and saw that I only made one noise spike during the night. I remembered waking with a sneeze around 2 am. I was
relieved that I did not have sleep apnea.

It is a serious life-threatening disorder and worth checking out. Fortunately the new technology allows us to do so very inexpensively.
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:58 AM

I have a smart watch with a microphone and motion detector. It works with an app on my phone, called "Sleep as Android". It records snoring, movement, pulse rate and categorizes one's sleep as deep, REM, or light.
It also detects periods where you may have fallen asleep and asks you later if, in fact, you were sleeping. This usually covers the time I am driving long distances (kidding!).
Anyway, it's good at analyzing your sleep, and having the smart watch do the monitoring is much more accurate than a PC monitoring you from a distance.
You can also use it without a smart watch, but you need to have your mobile close to you when you're sleeping.

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