Saturday, December 08, 2007
My sleep study
They finally got my CPAP machine set for me and added a humidifier to it to keep my sinuses from getting so dried out. I was sorta glad because I was starting to get a cold or maybe it was just from the machine drying me out. It really helped having the humidifier. The narcolepsy part of the test was not as bad as I thought. After they woke me up at 6 A.M. I was free to go outside and smoke or whatever. They brought me a okay breakfast. Then every 2 - 2 1/2 hours I would have to lay down for a 20 minute nap. It takes most people 20 minutes to an hour to go to sleep. The way they have the test if you go to sleep in that 20 minutes then they add 15 minutes to see if you have rapid eye movement. Well, I fell a sleep with in 2- 3 minutes every time, so they didn't have to add the 15 minutes to me. The man doing my day time study said that he had never seen anybody go to sleep as fast as I did especially after sleeping 8 hours plus every time for 4 nap studies. The Dr. didn't add my medicine to help me with my narcolepsy part yet because he wants my body to use to the setting on the machine for a month, then see what my level of sleepiness is before he gives them to me. This way he can make sure not to over medicate me. Maybe now I will have more energy to be able to keep up my kids and most of everything else life throws at me. LOL!