Surviving a sleep study

Arriving to find the room this nice was a great surprise.

They request clean hair with no product in it.  Hence my carrot top hair-do.

The nurse connected 15 leads on my head, including three on my chin, which I HATED.  Two more leads on my chest, one on my neck, and one on each leg.   Then she added a pulse oxymeter to one finger and a nasal canula to monitor airflow.

Not everyone can rock this look, people.

It took me more than 3 hours to fall asleep, but when I did, they were able to get good information.  Wake up was at 5 am this morning.  The shower did not have shampoo and the goo in my hair wasn't as water soluble as the nurse said.

All in all, a sleep study wasn't as bad as I thought.  I was sure that I wouldn't sleep at all, but I did for about 4 solid hours.  The nurse was very nice and the bed was comfortable.  I will find out if I have sleep apnea later this coming week.

The moral is if you snore and wake up tired, don't fear the sleep study.  If I can do it, you can do it.

1 Response
  1. Heather Says:

    glad that it went well. Hope that you get some good results that end up with you not feeling so tired when you wake up in the morning

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