Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sleep Study Win

Last night was my second sleep study, and it went much better than the first one. I took the Ambien, and I slept a lot more.

I killed about an hour after I got to the lab working on the Tapestry Cowl. When ever I get more than a round or two done on it while I'm waiting, I know that it's taking a long time.

This time I think all the beds were full. They had two sleep techs, and the same tech who was there before worked with me again this time.

I forgot to take pictures, but I looked the same as I did last time. I was even in the same room.

Here's a picture from the first study.

All Hooked Up for the Sleep Study

I can't remember if they woke me up or if I was already awake, but at least once the tech came in because the thing in my nostrils wasn't working. I hate that thing. It's the least comfortable of all the stuff they put on you.

I also woke up once when I was pretty sure all the wires were wrapped around my neck. I had to get the tech to help untangle me.

I was already awake when they ended the study. But when I looked at my cell phone, it was 6:45. They had let me "sleep in."

I've gotten a lot better at getting the goop out of my hair. I found all the gooey spots in the shower and scrubbed them really hard. Then I shampooed my hair a second time.

As I was checking out, the other sleep tech asked me if I'd seen Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets, on television. He said he thought I looked like her. Apparently this had been a point of conversation between the techs during the night. I took it as compliment. I think she looks pretty good, and I could see a resemblance. (Maybe more so if she were 100 pounds heavier.)

I pretty sure I had some REM sleep this time. I think I dreamed. I can't really remember it, but I have a feeling I did. I also woke up warm and a little sweaty, like I often do when I've been dreaming.

I suspect I looked like this while I was asleep:

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