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Sleep Study - Phil's Rambling Rants
September 5th, 2007
09:05 pm


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Sleep Study
Well, that wasn't much fun.

Last night I spent the night in the hospital, having a sleep study done.  It took the tech nearly an hour to get all the sensors attached, during which time I felt very sleepy.  But somehow, despite the fact that I understood that I was supposed to be issued an Ambien for the test so I would actually sleep, I only had my usual pill, and it wasn't enough to overcome the strange bed and the awkwardness of all those wires sticking to me.  It felt like it was several hours before I got to sleep, only to be awakened by a noise.  I did genuinely get to sleep a few times, but I kept being awakened.  I don't know if I was actually asleep long enough for them to get useful data on me; I'll have to wait until my followup appointment.  I didn't present clear sleep apnea soon enough to try out the CPAP that night, but from the way it felt, I may not have actually slept at all during the first half of the night.

I managed to make it through the day, but I'm feeling pretty fried now, so I'm going to bed early.

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Date:September 11th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
I've had two myself, one in early 1999, and another this past March. It's no fun when you don't fall asleep for a long time, knowing that the later it gets, the more data-starved the experiment will be.

From this and a couple other recent postings of yours, it sounds like you and I are suffering from a lot of similar sleep problems.
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