Devoted Spouse had his sleep test the other night…it was multiple choice. They got to choose which masks he wore.
The pre-visit instructions were mildly amusing. No caffeine, no naps….those were a given. Pretty hard considering Devoted Spouse enjoys his coffee and has been known to be found snoozing w/his laptop as a blankie. Funniest instruction for him was NO NAIL POLISH allowed. He was wondering about that one. I thought it would be fun to leave his index finger alone (that’s where the monitor went) but paint the rest of his nails. He was not in favor of that idea. No fun at all. They also instructed him to shave normally. What does normally mean in this situation? One would think it means his facial hair, right? Would have been nice had they warned him there would be electrodes on his legs. He told me it was a tad painful when those were ripped off. Now he knows what waxing feels like. Should be a little more respectful of what we ladies go through, right?
He called me the following morning to let me know he was done. We laughed about how he was asleep and the technician would come in and put a mask on him. I wondered if they tried a gorilla mask. Devoted Spouse thought the masks closely resembled a fighter pilot. I had visions of Han Solo….ahhhhh.
I’m glad he went. Now I won’t have to poke him anymore to make sure he’s breathing. Truly, to have a spouse who stops breathing and then gasps for air all the while sleeping is pretty frightening. Then again, rolling over and seeing a masked wonder may give me nightmares too.
It’s moot since half the time I’m up wandering the house during the night. But at least one of us will soon be getting a good night’s rest…sigh…