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Sleep Study — Part II (the sleep test and results)

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It has been quite a while since my last post!  If you remember, I took a sleep test a few months ago (Sleep Study — Part 1).  I met with the RN to discuss my results, but first, I want to tell you a little more about the test itself and what it was like to have a sleep test.

I arrived at the Sleep Center at 8pm to check in and to give the techs time to hook me up to all the wires before bedtime.  I loved that the rooms were set up like hotel rooms and not hospital rooms so it didn’t feel so clinical.  My sleep test, also called a polysomnography (PSG), was set up to measure brain function (EEG), eye movements (EOG), muscle movements (EMG), heart rhythm (EKG), pulse and mouth and nose airflow.

Luckily, after you’re hooked up to all of the wires, you’re not strapped in for the night.   Continue reading

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Sleep Study — Part 1

Isn’t it creepy if someone watches you sleep?

Not tonight!  My heart rate, brain waves, REM and more will be monitored in a sleep study.

I’ve never really had an issue falling asleep or staying asleep but I’m a pretty fidgety sleeper.  I kick and thrash about and sometimes my whole body jolts right when I’m about to fall asleep.  I’ve talked in my sleep most of my life and my roommates in college told me that I laugh in my sleep.  I occasionally wake up and catch myself in the middle of sleep talking, which is an odd feeling.  (Am I still dreaming?  Did I say that out loud?)  During my really bad bouts of (stress-induced?) eczema, I scratched my legs and arms in my sleep.  Sometimes I would Continue reading

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Finding Balance

Balance

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I went to a new doctor this week and as I was sitting there explaining my health history, I had a revelation.  My story sounds crazy.  It’s all imbalanced.  I hung out at the extremes.

I’m still working on putting it all down so you can see how I got to where I am today but here is the short version:

I ate low calorie
I ate low fat
I ate high fat
I didn’t eat carbs
I avoided dairy
I ate high carb
I juiced everyday
I exercised 1-2 hours almost every day
I stopped exercising

My diet was all over the place.  I wasn’t balancing out my activity with the food I needed to sustain said activities.

Plus, I kept expecting Continue reading

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The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am

The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am  |  KellysRevival.com

Biologically, genetically, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually you are you

Accept yourself for who you are…
— not who you wish you could be
— not what society wants you to be
— not that person you compare yourself to

When you accept yourself for who you are…
— you can focus on your own life, your own goals, your own decisions
— you can define your own vision, your own values
— you will feel more Continue reading

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