Sleep Clinic Video

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Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

17 thoughts to “Sleep Clinic Video”

  1. I’ve heard the same thing, you’re never supposed to wear the right side over the left except if your dead. They sure like things structured there.

  2. THEY CUT OFFF YOUR UVULA???

    Whoa…wearing a space mask to bed suddenly doesn’t seem so bad…

    Sweet dreams. Breathe deep.

  3. リッチさん大丈夫?
    I hope that evrarthing is very good with you and that the results of the the test ware good. Hope to hear more from you in the podcasts…
    ガンバれ!

  4. hope u get genki soon. i have a question, which is a couple of podcast late, hope you don’t mind (cause i tend to listen everything in chronological order, and i’m still playing catching up). in your podcast on 2006/01/16, titled “I’s CUBE: Remember, you heard them here first”, the girl (one of them, dunno which) asked you something in japanese, “meshi arimaska”, which you paused for a while before replying “tabun”. i’m sure it is due to my limited jap vocab ’cause asking if you have any boiled rice definitely doesn’t make any sense. please lead me to the light, sensei.

  5. One thing to consider if you get your uvula cut off is that the tone of your voice will changue; it will be higher. I know this because my late boss had the operation a few years ago, but the benefit is that you don’t have to wear a mask every night. Hope all goes well. Best regards.

  6. I use a CPAP machine and it makes a huge difference when you get used to it. I went from about 60 to 70 minutes of sleep a night to between 6 and 8 hours.

    My surgeon has also suggested the uvula and soft palette removal operation (called Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPPP). The operation is only 60% effective and can have 2 long term side effects. One – your voice pitch can become very nasal as mentioned by Rod. Two – Liquid can shoot out of your nose every time you swallow.

    On a different note, have you been warned about the dreams when you start sleeping again. They will be incredibly vivid and intense and last for a month or 2 depending on how long you have been without REM sleep.

    Good Luck and thanks for the podcasts.

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