My regulars know that last week I was late to the Thursday 13 because I had to undergo a sleep study the night before. Let me tell you how much fun it . . . WASN'T.
The technicians were extremely nice, and let me sit in the lobby to watch A.I. (elimination show) while they put all the "nodes" on me. I had more wires sticking out of me than sticks out of the back of my television.
They "glued" them on with this sticky stuff, and the ones on my leg/face were taped on with surgical tape. The ones in my hair were just stuck on with the goo. When I looked in the mirror, I saw something out of a horror flick. Aaaaack! The next day, I was all mad, because the tape bothered my skin and I had these two red "sideburns" on my cheecks. Very attractive. All you single men are just drooling now, I know.
Then they put one of those breathing things in my nose. I HATE those things. When I had surgery a couple of years ago, I kept pulling it out, it was so annyoing. How was I supposed to SLEEP during this study? Geesh. Well, I didn't sleep much. I must've fallen asleep once or twice, because they were able to tell me that I had mild sleep apnea.
If my complaint, as it states on the report, is GETTING to sleep, how is that affected by something that happens AFTER I sleep? Plus, it's May, it's prime allergy season, DC is listed as the worst for allergies, and OF COURSE I CAN'T BREATHE. I can't breathe when I'm awake either. I found this to be SO not helpful. So meanwhile, I'm still exhausted and not sleeping, and now out the copay for the study. Yes, things are much better.