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  1. Yep. Actually moved the kitchen into what was the dining area so new cabinets, plumbing, electrical, etc. Right now, I am living in my basement because they are refinishing the floors upstairs.
  2. Glad to see things appear to be on the mend for you.
  3. Legs (weighted vest for all) Goblet Squats, Step Ups, Prisoner Squats, Walking Weighted Lunges, GHR
  4. Well, my advice is worth what you paid for it....
  5. Chest & Tris Low Angle Incline DB Press, High Cable Flyes, Single Arm Pressdowns, Single Arm Pulldowns, Cable Pullovers
  6. First thing to do is stop running until it heals. I assume he's getting adequate D and calcium as well as protein. It's going to take 6-8 weeks to heal the fracture....in the meantime, non-impact exercise (rowing, cycling, swimming), strength training, and flexibility training.
  7. Science News Sleep Apnea: Oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better April 16, 2019 Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea developed at Hiroshima University Hospital with positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers stimulated sleep conditions and measured the patient's airways using 3D imaging. The study confirmed that the treatment is effective at opening the airways and warrants further collaboration between dentists and doctors in treatment of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes throat muscles to relax and narrows the airways of those affected while they are asleep. Snorting, choking or gasping while sleeping are the indicators of the condition. Usually the sufferers' partner notices before they do! People with mild to moderate sleep apnea experience daily fatigue and a shortened attention span from lack of sleep. Sleep apnea can also have more serious consequences; people have died from very severe forms of the condition. "Your eyes are closed but you're not resting," explains Dr. Cynthia Concepción-Medina, Research Assistant at the Department of Orthodontics at Hiroshima University Hospital who contributed to the study with her colleagues Associate Professor Hiroshi Ueda and Dr. Yu Matsumura. Treatments include a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine (a mask worn by the patient that delivers air pressure throughout the night) or one-piece oral appliances. The Department of Orthodontics at Hiroshima University Hospital developed an oral appliance to help patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. This appliance brings the jawbone forward to enlarge the air passageways at the back of their mouth. Each appliance is custom made for each patient and allows jaw movement, so it doesn't affect patient's teeth or change the shape of their face. "This is like when you have to use glasses, you have to wear them every time you want to see properly so [patients] have to wear this appliance every time [they] want to sleep better." according to Dr. Ueda. To further investigate how well the appliance works the research team, led by Dr. Matsumura, scanned a group of patients with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea using Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT) -- a type of X-ray where the machine rotates around an object, and it takes a picture each time it rotates. This data is then combined to see a 3D object and is a fast and precise method of scanning. Previous research usually measured patients standing up, which does not simulate sleeping conditions. This study (published in Sleep Disorders, 2019) measured the change in airway space of 13 patients lying flat. The team found that the appliance had a positive effect on patients: wearing it almost halved the number of times the patients had sleep apnea episodes during the night and widened their airways to allow easier breathing."I think it's unique research because we are dentists, but we can contribute to improve the [patient's] sleep situation or breathing situation." says Dr. Ueda. This study indicates promising effects of this treatment and the team hopes that they can continue this collaboration between the dental and the medical field. Story Source: Materials provided by Hiroshima University. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Journal Reference: Yu Matsumura, Hiroshi Ueda, Toshikazu Nagasaki, Cynthia Concepción Medina, Koji Iwai, Kotaro Tanimoto. Multislice Computed Tomography Assessment of Airway Patency Changes Associated with Mandibular Advancement Appliance Therapy in Supine Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Disorders, 2019; 2019: 1 DOI: 10.1155/2019/8509820

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    I've since tried the vanilla and the strawberry versions of YQ and both are quite good. That said, the stuff really doesn't taste much like yogurt at all. The vanilla tastes vaguely like whipped cream to me and so the fruit flavors are reminiscent of whatever fruit in whipped cream.
  9. The gummies I have a a combination. have to get some different ones if I want to experiment more. Honestly, I am so generally happy with the trazodone that I think I’m just going to stick with it...there doesn’t seem to be any downside and talk about lucid dreams!
  10. Chest Flat Bench, High/Mid/Low Cable Flyes, Incline DB Press, Incline Plate Press, Decline KB Pushups Been buried at work and in the middle of moving my kitchen from one part of the house to the other so my workouts are taking a hit for a few weeks.
  11. Spending time in nature is objectively good for you.
  12. First night back on trazodone with no gummy, 7hrs of total sleep, 40% deep sleep.
  13. Of course, Michigan is a state well known for it's challenging mountain topography....
  14. Gummy melatonin/l-theanine is a bust. Maybe it's the theanine which is doesn't appear to actually be sedating but rather is claimed to promote a state of "wakeful relaxation" but subjectively and objectively these made my sleep worse for three nights in a row and my wife reported a similar experience.
  15. Back & Bis Deads, Incline Cable Curls, Landmine Rows, Standing Cable Curls, Hammer Curls to failure
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