Monday, June 21, 2010

Okay... This should prove interesting...

So I picked up the home sleep study thingy this afternoon. Doesn't look too bad. A thingy across the forehead with a headband. Not happy about the cannula thingy. Allergies have my nose itching already, thank you very much. But I'm desperate. I rarely sleep more than an hour and a half at a time.

When I was working only a few days a month, it wasn't so bad. I could take a nap during the day if I got too sleepy. Now, driving at least three days a week, unable to stay awake is really not good!

Back to the thingy... The instructions seem fairly simple. Put on the headband with the device over the forehead. Put the cannula tips inside the nostrils, tighten. Then turn the thing on. And turn everything else off.

Off? Fans? TV? OFF??? Oh, shit. I haven't slept without a fan going in years. Plus, the temperature 100F here. My A/C is struggling to keep up. I'll be lucky if the house is down to 75F by bedtime.

But the stupid device has a recording device to listen for snoring, breathing, stopping breathing... Damn. This should prove interesting.

1 comment:

katsrus said...

I don't know if I would be able to sleep with that thingy on my head. I've never seen a thing like that before. Quite interesting. Sure hope it works good for you.
Sue B