Thursday, November 01, 2007

"Apnea masks are hot."

56.4 seconds.

That is the longest duration of time that I went without breathing during my overnight stay at the sleep clinic a few weeks ago. The findings recently came in the mail recounting other similar scary facts, but not breathing almost a whole minute is surely the scariest. I had a total number of 155 "apneic events" with a mean duration of 26 seconds. Not good.

My apnea mask came yesterday just in time for Halloween. I used it last night and not only did I oversleep this morning, but I now feel as if I slept upside down all night long. I guess this is my body's way of reacting to being fully oxygenated?


EnnuiHerself said...

Okay, that's scary. I can barely hold my breath for a minute consciously.

Do you feel any smarter?

nycrouge said...

The fact that I'm up and commenting on my own blog at 7:21 am EST should at least be a testament of how rested I am now.

LG said...

I'm no expert, but I'd say that breathing and having enough oxygen are both really good for you.