I had my CPAC sleep study Monday night. Even though they try to make the experience as comfortable as they can, I didn’t find much comfort in a mattress that seemed too soft, knowing a camera was watching me, having close to 20 wires attached all over my body, and sleeping with a CPAC mask for the first time as various amounts of air pressure was adjusted throughout the night. Oh, and the medical technician looked like a young Hannibal Lecter, seriously. It looks like I’ll just need a nasal mask as opposed to one that covers my mouth and nose.
I guess it will just take some adjustment on my part as I’m use to breathing out of my mouth. With air pressure going through my nose, when I open my mouth, the air pressure is forced out, which makes it uncomfortable to breath through my mouth. But I’m told that ‘normal’ folks only breath through their nose while sleeping and I did when I was actually dozing.
I was told that Asians are more prone to sleep apnea because of a small their anatomy . . . they have small . . . air passage ways. Too bad this half-Asian didn’t luck out getting the white air passage.
As a government contractor, all I know is that this NSA whistle blower is going to make me take several more annual ethics training courses, and it seems we take plenty of them already.