Last night I had a sleep study done at a Sleep Center down in Lakewood. I'm told (by my hubby) that I snore really badly - so much so that he spends more than 50% of his nights on the couch in his office :) I saw an ENT doc a couple of weeks ago and he recommended the study.
I went down mid-afternoon (we were expecting snow in Conifer and I didn't want to be driving in it), and hung out at Starbucks for a few hours working on my school paper. Around 9pm I checked in at the sleep center, not knowing many details about what to expect. It really was a bizarre experience: a big battery-pack type thing strapped around my waist, and electrodes on my legs, chest, neck, scalp and forehead. I looked like Medusa with all those wires coming out of my head. Going to the bathroom was quite an ordeal: lots of wires to take care of and make sure they didn't dangle into the toilet, LOL!
I got an oxygen monitor on my finger and around 10.30pm tried to go to sleep....and tried....and tried. I must have been awake for a couple of hours trying to get comfortable - not the easiest thing with 20+ wires to become tangled with :) The technician came in at one point and asked me to switch from my side to my back so that they could "hear the snoring at its worst"; I switched positions and the next thing I knew I was being woken up at the glorious hour of 5:30am - and it was snowing!
The technician told me that I did snore and that I woke up a lot - without even being aware of it. Also my oxygen dropped by 3%, which isn't great either. So now I just wait for the report and see what's next. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to a nice deep sleep tonight - watch out, Iain!! :)