(12-18-2013, 09:26 PM)RockABye Wrote: Welcome to the forum, Gabby! It's exciting when the sleep study gets close because you feel like you're finally on track to get some answers and get a good night's sleep. It can be hard to fall asleep when you have dozens of wires hooked to you, you're in a strange bed and you have a camera on you, so don't stress out if you have trouble falling asleep. One of my biggest problems was that I apparently was in the habit of looking at the clock every time I woke up during the night (at home) and since there's no clock in the sleep center room, my brain was constantly trying to figure out what time it was! I was worried they wouldn't get enough data because I couldn't fall asleep, and I really hoped they would be able to do a split night study (where they use the CPAP machine for the second part of the night). The good news was that they got enough data, but the bad news was that it so late by the time they got it, they couldn't do the titration study that night so I had to have a second study a few weeks later.Thank you RockaBye for you kind welcome and your advice for my study on Saturday night. I must say, my first study I slept like a baby for 341 minutes solid!
Hopefully your tech will be a good one and will show you different masks, talk about the pros and cons of each and let you make the decision about which one you want to try. Most of the techs are good and happy to help you.
My best advice is just to take several deep breaths, relax, and don't worry if you don't fall asleep immediately even though you might do that at home. This is definitely not like a typical night sleeping at home.
I couldn't believe it. I was so tired but I thought no way will I sleep with all these wires connected to me.
The lady that booked me in suggested I take my pillows and extra blankets etc., which was a Godsend. It was like home away from home. I think that is why I slept so well. Whenever I go away for the night I have to take ALL of my pillows.
So will be doing the same this Saturday night and hopefully they will be able to retrieve whatever information they need.
Many thanks again and I hope you are sleeping well.