Sleep Study

Mauryn slept through the night at 8 weeks and could sleep through her sister piano lessons or her rambunctious brother playing in the house.

She has always been a great sleeper. . . that is until about 2 1/2 months ago.

Mauryn's second tube came about in mid October.  Around the same time we noticed she was waking up multiple times during the night.  She would walk into our bedroom, ask to sleep in our bed, and then return to her bedroom when we told her no.  This would occur anywhere from once to three times a night.  

On Monday I took her to see her  ENT and have her ears checked.   Her ears looked great but her dr suggested a sleep study to see if her adnoids or tonsils were causing issues while she was sleeping.

On Tuesday night Mauryn and I arrived at the sleep center. I was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised when I saw our room was more like a hotel room than a hospital room.
They set Mauryn and I up in two identical rooms with an adjoining door and jack and jill bathroom.

It took about an hour and a half to get Mauryn hooked up to all the cords.  They first took measurements and marked on her head where the cords would attach.
Mauryn was shy when we arrived but slowly showed her own sassy self while getting hooked up!
Mauryn was a trooper the entire time. She didn't cry or fuss at all.  I am sure it helped that they had a movie for her to watch as they got her all hooked up.  Our technician was amazing with Mauryn and so patient. She made us both feel very comfortable.  The biggest struggle for Mauryn was the cannula in her nose as it made it hard for her to suck her fingers.
Our technician let me stay in the same room with Mauryn to make her feel more comfortable.  We did get a few hours of sleep but we were ready to sleep in our own beds last night.  We should receive the results of the study in about two weeks.  No matter what the results, the was definitely an interesting adventure.

No comments: