I had my sleep clinic study last night. I had about 10 electrodes stuck to my head with a very hard-to-wash-out glue, one on each side of my face, two under my chin and a larger thing across my voice box. There were also two different nose sensors at the base of my nostrils (those tickled) that looped around behind my ears to hold them in place. In addition I had two large bands, one around my waist and one around my body under my armpits. Plus two more nodes attached to my legs just below my knees on each side. Had I known those were going to be there, I would have shaved my legs. The doctor ripped them off this morning and I think I now have a small inkling of what it must feel like to be waxed. OUCH!So I did not sleep well at all. That's not surprising with all the gadgets attached to me, but apparently I did sleep well enough for them to get a good study. I'm a classic sleep apnea problem. I wake up on average 40 times per hour. When I'm in a dream state I wake up 60 times per hour. I looked at the graph this morning and was really surprised to find out how much of the night my oxygen levels are way below normal. He enlarged so I could see better a 4 minute interval where I had awakened 9 times.
Around 2:00 am they had seen enough and woke me up to let me try a c-pap machine. I tossed and turned awhile but fell asleep and the graphs showed that I slept solid for two one-hour periods before waking up for the morning. During those two hours I didn't snore or quit breathing. Just blissful sleep. Next I have to meet with my doctor again and then get fitted for the type of c-pap machine that will work best for me.
I'm so looking forward to getting this all solved so I sleep better.