So many friends have been curious about the sleep study, so when I went back for round 2 last week, I took a camera. I especially like the red marker on my face and the twist ties holding my hair out of the way, don't you? They use glue to attach sensors to my scalp.
If you're curious about why flannel pjs in July . . . it was all part of being as comfortable as I could be. I'd been a little cold during the first study. I brought a flannel quilt, my pillow and some wool footies to keep my toes warm, too.
How many sensors were there, you ask? Here they are, before they were attached to me. This box sat on the bed, next to me.
Of course my look wasn't complete until they added a mask with headgear . . . and then, a strap to prevent me from breathing through my mouth. The first mask proved to be too claustrophobic, the second one was a winner ;-)
But other than all that, the environment was quite comfortable and the observing tech was tucked away in the command center–out of sight, out of mind?
I came home with a CPAP unit and mask and can already tell that it's going to make a big difference in the quality of life for me.