Well, I survived the sleep lab!! My appointment was at 9pm last night and I finally came home at 3pm today! I did the overnight test followed by the day test to evaluate my daytime somnolence. It was interesting to say the least! The weirdest thing is that I work in a sleep lab, so I knew exactly what they were doing and why. Doing it as a job is one thing, but actually having to sleep there with all the stuff on is another!! A few of my young patients once told me that they didn't actually feel the wires, and much to my surprise it's true. I didn't feel them, except for the ones on my face. Those were really annoying!
The good news is, it doesn't look like I have sleep apnea. I'll get the official results in 3 weeks, but the morning tech showed me my recording even though he wasn't supposed to do that, and at first glance there doesn't seem to be any apneas. THANK GOODNESS!!! The thing that I didn't expect though was to leave the lab more tired than I was when I walked in, despite sleeping the night and taking 4 naps during the day!! Yeah, I do have daytime somnolence! The question now is WHY! I hope they can provide some answers.
Apart from that everthing is going well. I still tried to meet some goals today:
1- Exercise 6 days per week. I took a 35 minute walk when I came home this afternoon.
2- Track my food. Max 1900 calories per day. I managed to track the best I could. I finished at 2148 cals... hopefully I didn't underestimate...
3- Drink minimum 8 cups of water daily: 13 cups today! Whoa!
4- 8 hours of sleep every night: Even if I wanted to there was no way I could sleep 8 hours last night, it just wasn't possible in the sleep lab environment!
5- 5 fruits/veggies: nope... 2 only, 1 fruit, 1 veggie...
6- Take a multi-vitamin and a Calcium supplement daily: vitamins taken
7- Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog: done!
Tomorrow is running day!
I will also focus on my nutrition so I can stay below my range. First a good night sleep, it's looking like I may get an early bedtime tonight, I'll try not to spoil it by starting to do something else!
Oh! I almost forgot! One of my teams (Runners with a Purpose aka RWAP!) is starting a monthly Accountability challenge!! I absolutely L-O-V-E it!!! The accountability trend is spreading faster than ever, which is awesome because it's so easy and works so great!!
Let the accountability fever spread!!
Nightie Night sparkers!