Monday, July 13, 2009

ask alice

(groggily) I took a sleep test Friday night. The doctor prescribed it because I have high blood pressure and I snore.


First, they hook you up to some 26 electrodes and a few microphones. All kinds of information goes into a computer called "Alice® 5."


Then they observe you from the next room by video camera. Right... that's hardly creepy at all.


And somehow, I'm supposed to sleep through this?? Technically, I slept (if only for a moment), but I definitely did not wake up feeling refreshed. We will learn the results of the study in a few days.


Hmmm... "sleep test." I hope I pass.


mommanator said...

I've had them a couple of times, no sweat for me to snore and sleep!

imac said...

My drinking mate should have gone for this but backed off.
Be interesting to see if this works.

Shoebee said...

They are so much fun. Had my first one last Tuesday. My question is "They want you to sleep it's normal to look like a robot when sleeping and feeling like you're trapped in the bed. I don't know about you, but I couldn't turn over with all that stuff on

Craver Vii said...

Mommanator, for some reason, I just couldn't get to sleep... even though I had three sleepless nights in a row.

I'll surely post the results, Imac. It would have been expensive if I decided not to show. These guys explain that clearly in their literature. And I can understand their position. They could lose income if someone blocks out their schedule and then doesn't show. I hope your friend was able to negotiate without penalty.

Shoebee, some of the sensors were right behind my ears, so that it hurt to lay on my side. I don't have a regular sleep position; I sleep rotisserie style... constantly turning, so maybe that's why I was so restless.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: You had better watch out. Anyone that tapes you up like that has an ulterior motive. I think they wanted you to be a Zombie.

lime said...

i can't imagine how anyone could possibly sleep all hooked up like that.