I meant to write a post about my sleep study sooner (it was a week ago) but my laptop was out of commission.
I had my study at Providence Sleep Health. I was really scared about it, because the one I had done two years ago at my local sleep center was not the best. I believe I mentioned in the previous blog why I wasn’t a fan. This time around, I was sure I wouldn’t want to sleep. I opted to do a study during the day this time, as I am a bit of a night owl and simply sleep better when it’s bright out. But since this place was an hour-ish away, I was worried I’d be too stressed from the drive and all that.
So I found the place oddly easily, thank goodness. I left my place a bit later than planned, so I arrived 5 minutes before my appointment. Get up to the clinic, and the secretary and sleep tech are running around all confused. I had requested a room with a hospital bed (back problems) and it hadnt been cleaned yet. They initially put me in the regular bed room. It wasnt bad, but I was hoping for the other room. I accidentally dropped something and it rolled under the bed and OMG it was FILTHY under there. I immediately hopped on Yelp to “report” it, because I’m a nerd like that. Finally ended up in the other room. It was super gross, but whatever. Had to power through. Got all the junk applied, went better than last time. They don’t do the nose wires anymore, it was a cannula or whatever those things are called. I didnt get a picture with the nose thing, but here is a comparison:
I truly almost wore the same shirt too haha. Anyway, I did sleep. This place was so much better. Not constantly waking me to keep me flat on my back or anything. The tech said I snored loudly. I don’t feel like I do and haven’t been told I do lately, but we shall see what the results say.
I hate the adhesive they put in your hair though. I didnt wash it out right away either time. I should have, but I’m lazy and the tangling pisses me the eff off. I just kept my hair up for a couple of days and when it it was time, I brushed out all I could, covered my head in coconut oil and then washed with castile body wash because I thought it might provide a better clean. Thankfully it did, it all washed out with one shower.
I go in on Tuesday for the sleep study results. Still terrified about having to get a CPAP. I hope after that appointment, I wont ever have to deal with sleep medicine ever again.