A few of you lurking readers, the ones that read and don’t post comments have asked and heard already the results of my sleep study. The good news is, I am fine! I spent most of the night on my right side and a bit on my back. I did not snore at all. My dentist still won’t be happy that I am a mouth breather and my one issue is very fixable. It seems when I sleep on my back I have very mild sleep apnea. The sleep specialist was not concerned in any way and offered the following solutions.
1. Get a CPAP machine
2. Get an expensive oral appliance to force my jaw forward when I sleep. This is not covered by OHIP and it could also really hurt my jaw and cause other problems.
3. Sleep with tennis balls safety-pinned to the back of my pajamas on the left side so that when I move onto my back I am uncomfortable and I change positions.
Can you guess what I am doing?
That’s right. I took some flat tennis balls that were on my desk. I put them in a sock. And every night I safety-pin the sock to my shirt. I look a little silly, I’m sure and I don’t care since I’m doing what I can to maximize my sleep.