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The last Saturday of the month is normally a down night for JFASN, meaning I give myself the day off from writing this column. Since I unavoidably missed last Saturday, I had intended to publish tonight the review that would have been published then.

old-man-sleeping-clip-art-114491Enter my recently diagnosed friend, sleep apnea. About 4 o’clock this afternoon, I sat down in my comfortable recliner in my living room. The next thing I knew, it was 7 o’clock. I had slept in that chair for three hours.

This is not the first time I missed writing a review because of sleep apnea. And since I haven’t yet made up my mind whether to get a CPAP machine or a dental appliance to prevent further episodes, I have to admit that this also may not be the last time.

With luck, however, it will be one of the last times. Thank you for your understanding, and for reading this.

Al Evans
Wood Village, Oregon

PS: I may write further about sleep apnea down the road, after treatment has begun. That will depend, in part, on how profound any changes I notice are.

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