So, the sleep study was interesting. They hooked me up to all manner of wires and sensors, including one that went across my face and under my nose,
and then I attempted to sleep. I say attempted because I really did have a hard time sleeping. Not only is it really difficult to fall asleep when you are aware of something on your face and under your nose, but I was also kind of excited about the sleep study, so every time I felt myself starting to drift off, I would wake myself up thinking “OMG I’m falling asleep! SQUEE!” Then at some point my minder asked me to sleep on my back for a while, but because I am paranoid about sleep apnea I have kind of trained myself not to sleep on my back and so I didn’t really sleep for that part of the study. Also, there was one sensor on my scalp which kept coming off and had to be reapplied a couple of times during the night.
So yeah, it was a pretty rough night, although my minder told me I did get some sleep even though I felt like I didn’t get any. And I didn’t get to try a CPAP during sleep either, which was kind of disappointing because it means I will likely have to have another study done.
Verdict: Sleep studies are not as fun as they sound.