Obstructive Sleep Apnea Life Expectancy

Living With and Managing Sleep Apnea

JIM: I had this problem throughout my life. Driving was always a problem, and I tried to make sure that no place I ever had to go was very far away because I knew I'd fall asleep. Carol Lynn was complaining about snoring and, more specifically, snoring and then long periods of nothing,

and then a gasp when I would, you know, start breathing again. Obviously, I wanted to enjoy my life with my children more than I felt that I was enjoying it. It's Saturday morning, and the kids are at your bed ready to do something, and I'm just like, quot;I gotta sleep, guys. I'm sorry. I can't play with you. I can't do this.quot; And I look back and I'm like, quot;This just can't be right.quot;

I had been talking to my about possibly having depression symptoms. I remember the other thing that I said to the when I went was that I no longer had any dreams. If you're not getting into REM sleep, you have no dreams. And so she's the one who then said, quot;Okay, we're gonna send you for a sleep study.quot; I spent the night there.

The amount of times that I was technically waking, and as low as my blood oxygen levels were, it was extreme. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Surgery, as it turned out, really wasn't a good option for me. The next step was that my did prescribe a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure.

The idea is they have to get the air pressure to your nose or your mouth or both in order to keep your airway open while you sleep. Because it wasn't comfortable for me to use, I was not using it as well as I should have been, in some cases not at all for weeks at a time. And things got worse, other symptoms appeared. I felt confused and out of it and just not right.

And I realized that I really needed to figure out a way to learn to live with this contraption. Now I'm at the point where I am consistently using it and have been for a long period of time. I definitely feel better. I'm looking forward to feeling better yet. Certainly, I have more energy to do activities with the children than I did before, and we do more.


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through this you will lose 50% fat and 50% cholestrol so was'nt it a very simple way. take different juices like pineapple juice,orange juice, grape juice so you will also get some varieties, apple sided vinegar and 1tsp honey by doing this within a few days you will loose your weight in kgs and also your cholestrol will get decreased So, we wish you be happy, be healthy and stay in touch with us.Thank you.

Retirement Memory and Usefulness

I think the word retirement is a very negative one. There was a very fascinating study done of retirement ages across Europe, and they had a standard memory test, just learning a list of words, that they gave to people,thousands of people throughout Europe, and they just plotted how well people did in this memory test with what the average retirement age wasin that country, and they found that the lower the average retirement age, the poorer people did on the memory test.

Now this is just a correlation, it doesn'tprove cause, but it does suggest to me that,you know, retirement is a doubleedge sword. It may be great to leave a job you don't like but our brains need the challenge of daytoday involvement in the world. I'm quite optimistic about the future of aging. I mean a girl, an average baby girl born in Dublin today is very likely to live to 100.

So we have this increase in lifeexpectancy. If we increase life expectancy we willincrease cognitive life expectancy as well. I remember when I studied people with stroke in Edinburgh in the 1980s, the average age of someone with a strokewas in the early seventies. By the time I moved to Cambridge in thenineties, studying people with a stroke, the average age was in the early eighties. So there was an improvement in health, inthe cardiovascular system, which resulted in older peoplefunctioning much better at older ages.

Some people feel that they're no longeruseful to society. That they're just somehow on the fringes of it, and feeling useful is one of the great brain changing drugs. It literally changes the chemistry of thebrain and the functioning. There was a study done in the states takingolder retired people and getting them to to volunteer to goand work in innercity schools as teaching. doingteaching and teaching assistants, and they measured the cognitive functionof the older people

before and after this volunteering and it significantly improved their cognitive function as a result of them engaging in thechallenge, a very difficult, sometimes stressful job but it improved their brain function. I have to say that my own brother retired in his early sixties, and he's been happy as Larry travelling anddoing his garden and doing courses and all that,

so he's very. it's not true for everyone, but formany people there is a feeling of of not contributing that's very importantto try and deal with.

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