I am going in for a sleep study on friday. I have been doing some fairly complex things in my sleep, talking on the phone, making grilled cheese, and yes, even driving! When I caught myself driving I knew it was time to go to the doctor! The doctor recommended the sleep study, and I really didn't have a choice.
I am a DL, but don't wear regularly.
When sleeping, I use a stuffed animal, and a pacifier. Funny enough, neither are related to my fetish.
I used to suck my thumb at night (habit left over from when I was little, I still do it during the day when I am stressed), but then I started grinding my teeth, had to wear a night guard, and a pacifier became a much better option.
Anyways, I am totally embarrassed about going into the sleep study with a pacifier. The stuffed animal I can live with (he is cute, what can I say ) I have been trying for the last couple of weeks to temporarily ween myself off of my pacifier, and go back to sucking my thumb instead, but unfortunately it isn't working. I keep the pacifier thing, a BIG secret, not even my girlfriend knows, or my housemates of 3 years.
To the question (sorry for rambling on), would it be bad for me to leave the pacifier at home, and just suffer through the sleep study, as in could it skew the results? I would much rather no one see it, and there be nothing about it in any medical record, however, I obviously need an accurate test, and would bring it if needed.
If I do bring it, I am worried that that may also skew the results, because I am paranoid about people knowing about my pacifier.
Anyways, what do you all think? Should I not bring it, instead, try to suck my thumb or do I need to bring it.
Thanks, and sorry again for the rambling post. Also, sorry for any bad grammar/spelling, I am dyslexic.