Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sleeptalk Extravaganza (Call me Double-O Sleep)

I'm not sure how much I'm able to say at this time or how far I am allowed to elaborate, so I'll keep these descriptions vague (what a great way to start a blog entry!)

Last night I went to a sleep disorder center to get my very first professionally-administered polysomnogram. They recorded my brainwaves and cardio, as well as audio, and infrared video. They were specifically interested in catching my sleeptalk, for an upcoming project (the one I'm probably not supposed to talk about.) And the word on the street, as of this morning, is they got something! Tomorrow I find out about when I get my daytime PET scan.

I was so excited last night, driving to the sleep center at 3am, after work. I wasn't sure how or to what they'd hook me up, or if I'd even perform. But the staff was VERY nice and jovial, and they all answered my ridiculous questions with grace and candor. I signed my rights away in some forms, then was put in an isolated room with a bunch of sensors attached to my head, and chest. I was left to sleep until about noon, when the daytime technician came in to gently wake me. I slept most of the night, although there were a couple bouts of sleeplessness, mostly because of my excitement, but also because of nagging neck and back pain. Not to mention, the wires attached to my skull with tape were more than a little itchy.

Tomorrow I'll find to what extent I spoke in my sleep. As all of this transpires, I will continue with updates, all the while hopefully gaining more clearance to talk about why I'm doing this, more detail, etc. Maybe I'll even be granted the rights to display some of the somnogram results on this blog! I can't wait to see it!!!


Since I wasn't home last night to record my sleep (boo hoo), here is something I recorded from a recent night. 'Scuse me while I go wash electro-conductive paste from my face.


02 Jun 2007 - "Oh my goodness!"

3 Comments:

Blogger redbird said...

Awesome!!!

Thu Jun 07, 07:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger chris and dc and johnny said...

wow, i must know more. tell me in private if you have to. or not, don't want to sound demanding or anything. this is c.h.hodson

Fri Jun 08, 12:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Joel said...

I am jealous of your electro conductive paste.

Sun Jun 10, 08:58:00 AM PDT  

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