Apnea (was [rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 17, Issue 97)

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Apr 19 10:23:15 CDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 09:29:56AM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:
>    How can you tell if it's apnea?
>    I snore like a wood chipper (during each pregnancy I sleep in the
> living room on our purpose-bought queen-size hide-a-bed couch!) but how
> would I know if this is apnea vs, say, a side-effect of my collapsed
> sinuses and borken nose? (I had it straightened one time via the
> operation where they punch a hole in the cartilege in your nose and sew
> in plastic splints to force it staight, but my new baby girl kneed me in
> the face the day after surgery and undid all the surgeon's hard work.)
>    Just curious.

Get a sleep study done - they'll monitor your breathing and blood oxygen
levels, etc.


bill bradford
austin texas

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