Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Diary: Sleep Apnea

I had a sleep study done recently. I just got my results back. I quit breathing (>10 seconds) 82 times per hour. As a result, I rarely dipped into REM sleep. This helps explain why my dream recall has been so bad the last 10 years. I had thought it was that I quit keeping a dream journal on a regular basis. But it turns out there wasn't much to write down! The doctor said that she is baffled at how I could have been functioning at all during this time... Now I'm on a CPAP machine that forces air into my lungs... I wonder how this will affect my waking & dreaming lives.

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