Friday, November 19, 2004

Heavy breathing at night

I have sleep apnea. So I went to the doctor's office today to pick up a CPAP device to try at home for a bit. Set it up, turned it on, tried to use it, and...it doesn't work. All I can get out of it is a "check hoses" message and a "System error- call service" message.

So I call the numbers I have to see if I can straighten it out, and sure enough, I get a voicemail message that says "This is the sleep monitoring clinic. Our hours are 9am to 5pm..." and I'm thinking: Who, exactly, are they monitoring who sleeps between 9am and 5pm? And if somebody DOES sleep between 9 am and 5 pm -- so they can monitor them -- ISN'T THAT THE PROBLEM???

If I ran a sleep monitoring clinic, It'd be open from 8pm to 10am. I smell a market opportunity. :-)

2 Comments:

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Helster said...

Actually, most sleep clinics are open those hours. Perhaps you should look into another facility?

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Glen said...

Actually, this facility is open those hours for people who are doing a personally monitored study. They just don't answer the phone in the off hours. I found the resulting image amusing, and was trying to share the joke.

 

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