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Post by bilbo37 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:01 pm

I think that you will be surprised at "how" you actually sleep.. I found out that I toss and turn quite a bit.. There were times that I felt worse after sleeping..
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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:56 am

I tried to tape myself last night, but I couldn't get enough light on the camera to see any thing. I will have to figure something else out. I think that I will try a sound recording only first. Then I will try to do the video tape again.
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Post by bilbo37 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:10 pm

You can't sleep with lights on?
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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:15 pm

The light that I have is very bright. I need to either get a portable light or try to find a much lower wattage bulb. I think that I do have a portable light in the garage that I can use.
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Post by bilbo37 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:17 pm

Worth looking into at least. I hope that it works out for you..
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Post by RayT » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:02 pm

Took the military system 14 years to figure out why I was tired all the time and could never get a decent nights sleep, they finally sent me off base to a sleep specialist who after one night of monitoring my sleep diagnosed me with severe sleep apnea, I think he said my breathing stopped 46 times per hour which basically meant I was depriving my body of oxygen for most of the night. I have been using a CPAP machine for around 3 years now and it seems to help some but definantly has not been a cure all, still have nightmares and wake up in cold sweats two or 3 times a night, but at least I'm getting my oxygen........LOL. Hell ya gotta have a sense of humor about it all or it will kill you.
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Post by Redmaxx » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:54 am

I am going back to see my civilian doctor on 1 Feb. I am going to ask him how I get the sleep study done. After it is done I will try to get into the VA hospital and see what happens. How soon after the sleep test do they have the results?
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Post by SaucyWench » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:31 am

Ok, question for those who are involved in this sleep apnea discussion/ treatment, etc: How many of you are more than 20lb over your IBW?
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:03 am

Red, the tester will know the results immediately. Mine told me I woke up over 200 times in one night and stopped breathing more than 30 seconds 64 times.


Danger, I AM definately 20+ over.
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Post by Redmaxx » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:40 am

Me too. But I gain it really fast when we got back.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:21 pm

Redmaxx wrote:Me too. But I gain it really fast when we got back.
I was 240 when I landed in the desert and was 180 when I left. Put it all back on within 1 month of returning stateside.

Man o man what I would do to go back to the desert and lose it all now knowing everything all the VA dieticians have crammed into my head since then.
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Post by bilbo37 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:38 pm

Yep. Still working on the extra weight that seems to have jumped on me since then. It is coming off slowly..
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Post by Redmaxx » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:32 pm

I've tried to lose the weight, but it just won't come off. My friend just gave me a treadmill so I am going to find the grades for agony, misery and heartbreat (big hill at Ft. Knox) and use that to walk.
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Post by RayT » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:57 am

I'm about 25 or 30 lbs overweight, 6'3" 220lbs. The doctor told me mine didn't really have anything to do with my weight though, he said something to the effect that the way my throat is shaped is what causes mine and even surgery would probably not help it.
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Post by bilbo37 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:54 am

I walk on the tread mill 20 mins every other day.. I can't do sit ups because of back problems.. Even with an ab lounge ..
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