|My room for the night at the Stoneridge Sleep Center|
2. The straps that monitor your chest and abdomen feel like they are constricting your rib cage.
3. The tape holding sensors on your face itches.
4. The paste holding sensors on your scalp (in your hair) is sticky and itches.
5. The tubes up your nose to monitor breathing and snoring are pokey and uncomfortable.
6. If you try to roll over you have to take a bunch of wires with you and inevitably you get tangled in them.
7. If you lay on either side (yes, I'm a side sleeper) all the wires and tubes poke into your head and face.
8. You can hear the patient in the next room snoring. Loudly. Seriously, if I had to sleep with that guy, I would smother him.
9. You can hear the technicians talking down the hall. And doors closing. And other unidentified strange noises.
10. You know there is a camera on you monitoring your every move. Which is just creepy.
I felt like I barely slept at all although the technician tells me I did. I think I dreamed about being awake! There is apparently no explanation for why I wake up dozens of times a night.
Today I am grateful to know that I do not have sleep apnea or breathing issues and, contrary to what my husband will tell you, I barely snore at all!
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