[Part 2 - Catch my earlier post if u missed it]
Wouldn’t it be funny to tell your boss that u wouldn’t be coming in the next day because u needed to spend the night at the hospital just to #sleep ?
Well, I couldn’t do that, because I have to send the wife to work by 7am and drop the kids off at childcare at 730am. So the only time I could do the sleep study was on a Friday night.
And I could only secure an appointment 2 weeks later as the hospital is usually full on Fridays. I guess even our #workaholic culture dictates when we receive medical treatment.
So I read about the discomforts of the #sleepstudy and how many wires they’d hook me up with. Unfortunately, having a beer before the study would be effective in falling sleep, but would probably present quite a different perspective of test results.
The next best alternative I could think of was to check-in as late as possible so that I would just be #tired out (like every other day). So after work, we fed the kids dinner, bathed them, and my dad offered to give me a lift to #mountelizabeth#hospital (which saved me $20 on Grab). For some reason, the only room available was on the #ICU floor. And everyone was fully dressed up like #ER. Even my room had those double doors with a decontamination area before u can get to see me. 😅
The #sleeptechnician arrived shortly and he was a really nice guy. He was willing to come set me up at 1030pm, and then go home to sleep, and then come back and unset me at 730am the next morning. I wondered if he himself had #sleepissues
I asked him what are the profiles of the people who have to do this. He mentioned he had tended to much younger kids in their 20s, and increasingly more women who have #snoring issues too. Most were due to #stress at work, with one lady whose story was she took up a new job and it was so stressful that she had #insomnia and couldn’t sleep for 3 days. Talk about #worklifeinbalance [TBC next post] #meh#sleepapnea