Bill Doyle’s take-home sleep test
Last night, after work, I went to the Ocean Medical Center’s Sleep Center to get my at-home sleep test machine. I was expecting some sort of mask that would cover my nose and mouth and monitor my breathing and snoring during the night. What i got instead was a headband like apparatus with a dual tube that went into my nose.
Attached to the headband was a microphone to record my snoring and some sort of mini-computer that monitors the air flow into my nose. I guess this is just see if I stop breathing during the night and the extent of my snoring (hint: it is extensive).
The nurse at the sleep center said it takes two weeks to get the results, but it seems pretty obvious that i have sleep apnea, it is just a matter of what can be done about it.
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