this is called sleep apnia.all it involves is sensors all over your body,they then monitor you whilst you sleep.there is no needles involved.
just a bit hard to get to sleep with all the wires on you,and you probably wil think that you cant sleep with all of them on,but tiredness does kick in and you will sleep like a baby.
there is nothing to worry about.
Don't worry Kim,
The first night is normally with just a clip-on probe on a finger, it measures your heart beat and soluble oxygen in your bloodstream.
The sleeping wards can be mixed and a little noisey.
The following morning you will talk about the results of your sleep test, if like me you stop breathing during the night, you may be asked to stay another night with a mask on a cpap, an amazingly good machine which keeps the airways open.
Take some bread and visit the pond, just like my swim last week [:0]
Thanks for all the feedback, I'm sure i'll be fine its just the unknown.
it does worry me that i have only had to wait 3 weeks from GP to being admitted, in fact I was in the process of going through medical insurance to arrange a private consultancy as I thought it would be at least 6 to 12 month waiting list!
I'll post when I get back next week. I'm hoping I wont be on the telly as it would definately spoil peoples dinner!!!
priorykc.trust in what i posted ,as what was on tv is nothing like what you are having done.they will put some sticky pads on you and monitor you the worst bit will be the taking off of the pads ,especially if your hairy.
i am waiting to have one done
after my recent stay in hospital and keeping half the ward awake with my snoring and period on none breathing i have to go and find out if i have Sleep Apnia
i only hope they can sort it out as i am sick of waking up hearing loud snoring but when awake it stops