Nearly a month has already passed since my last check-up appointment with my neurologist, Dr.K, and I thought it was high time that I write up a summary of the event before memories completely dissipate.
The results from the sleep test that I took last month are in. The test experience was a contradictory mix of painless medieval torture. After all the electrodes were super-glued to my scalp and legs, two tight belts were placed around my abdomen and upper chest (under armpits between breast and chin), a mask-like device with silicone appendages that go up the nose was strapped to my face, and an oxygen-sensor was clipped to and securely taped to my pointer finger, I was ready to catch some zzzz’s. But here was the problem: Continue reading
Tonight, while everyone else is recovering from post-Super Bowl festivities, someone will be spying on me while I sleep. Continue reading
Did you know that sleep could kill you?! (Or at least, cause a lot of serious health problems?) Neither did I. Of course, I’ve been familiar with the term “sleep apnea” for quite some time, but until now, always just regarded it as a fairly benign problem related to snoring that impacts sleep quality. Continue reading