[nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] Fwd: Vanda Sleep Study

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sun Oct 2 15:31:33 CDT 2011

I got rejected for the same reason, my BMI was to high.  Presumably 
they want to reduce the number of variables, she says she has sleep 
apnea, which would interfere with them figuring out your normal sleep 
cycles, which is part of what they do.


At 08:51 AM 10/2/2011, you wrote:
>Guess they've never heard of "Health At Any Size"!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>Behalf Of Lauren Merryfield
>Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 11:03 PM
>To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] Fwd: Vanda Sleep Study
>Ditto!  I not only have sleep apnea, but whatever they call that disorder of
>sleep related to the sleep cycle being unregulated because of no light.  I
>am a terrible night-owl and luckily I work from noon-8pm which helps some.
>They contacted me about the sleep study and I would have done it but I am
>too plus-sized for their study, which upsets me!
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "debby phillips" <semisweetdebby at gmail.com>
>To: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
>Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 4:53 PM
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] Fwd: Vanda Sleep Study
> > Gosh Mike, I wish it was that simple.  I've had trouble sleeping since I
> > was a small child.  I've had trouble when I was doing aerobics every day,
> > and trouble when I wasn't.  I've tried sleeping pills, and not had
> > sleeping pills.  I've tried not taking naps during the day, and fallen
> > asleep at my desk at work.  What if life just isn't as simple as you
> > think?  What if blindness does affect this part of life for some people?
> > I've been so miserable due to lack of sleep that I wanted to die.  So if
> > this research proves that melatonin levels are affected by lack of light
> > perception and they can come up with some medicine that could help people
> > have normal sleep patterns, then I say yea!  Maybe finally some of us will
> > actually be able to sleep through the night.  But if it turns out that the
> > researchers are right, then it will be a myth buster.  See, blindness
> > can't be "just a nuisance" if it affects something so basic as sleep.  I
> > know people who have had to retire from jobs because they couldn't stay
> > awake at work.  That's a little more than a nuisance to me.  But it's
> > okay, in time we'll know the truth.  And maybe, just maybe the truth will
> > set some of us free from feeling dragged out all the time.    Peace,
> > Debby

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