That was one of the feedback from the sleep doctor. I had gone to a sleep clinic a few days ago on a hot summer night. It took about 30 minutes for the technician to wire me up. I sent J a selfie and he proclaimed “OMG you look scary”. My hair was covered with a sticky gel. There were 2 straps on my chest, wires from my legs, my head and something to measure my breathing strapped close to my nose. By the time I was wired up, I had some time to read (no TV). I took a sleeping pill (they were fine with that) about an hour before I slept. Once the technician turned off the lights, I was out. I woke up just before 5 to check the time and rolled back to a light sleep. They woke me up before 6. I washed my face but my hair looked like it had chewing gum all over it.
Lucky for me, I had my baseball cap with me and wore it as I walked home. I even stopped by a McDonald’s for a couple of Egg McMuffins and coffee. Once I got home, I showered to get that sticky gel off me.
The results were in a couple of days later. The doctor went through my sleep stages, oxygen levels, body position (I didn’t move as much as I thought), the amount of deep sleep etc… I was staring at his monitor as he described the data for me. My eyes stopped at a line called “spontaneous arousal”. He didn’t bring it up and I didn’t ask. Bottom line, I only have mild sleep apnea and I don’t need a CPAP machine. Whew.
I wasn’t surprised by the loud snoring. It wakes me up sometimes. I used an app called SnoreLab and it confirmed I snored a lot and loud. He gave me some recommendations so I’ll check those out.