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Sleep Studys

William GarzaWilliam Garza TexasPosts: 3,372
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Sleep Problems
Ime finaly getting a sleep study done! woop woop!
Now i finaly git to shoe the docs what ive been trying to tell them for years..
it hurts on the left
it hurts on the right
it hurt on the back
it hurts on the front
now which part of uncomfortable do the not comprehend!
Have you guys ever have a sleep study done for ya?
do they plug you in and film ya?
do you have to sleep in a certain position, or they let ya do the normal fetal position?
anyhoo its not till november,so maybe i'll still be not sleepin then too?!
happyb dreams to ya
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    I had a Sleep Study done a about 8 years ago. Very simple, I had to sleep in a bed in the Hospital (it was set more like a bedroom than a hospital room). All sorts of leads were attached.
    Stayed overnight and then they reviewed the results.

    As a result, it was confirmed that I had Sleep Apnea. I was then give a CPAP machine. Since using that I do get a better night sleep (as long as my spinal problems aren't acting up.

    The CPAP machine comes with a couple of different masks.
    Full Face, Half face and a nose clip style. I like to switch between them and I always made sure that I had a humidifier with the CPAP machine
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • i was hoping it was gonna be simple. just the long wait till then
    William Garza
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  • my hubby had one done about 3 years ago, i stayed in the room with him overnight, but his was not done because of pain it was because he snored and would quit breathing during the night and then all of a sudden he would like jerk, it was scary for me to see, any way he has sleep apnea and uses the same machine Ron does it was hard for him to get used too and sometimes during the night he would knock it off without even knowing,,then about 1 year ago he lost some pounds and you would not believe how by just losing a few pounds made a huge difference he quit snoring, and breaths threw the night without stopping, so he quit the cpap machine... but then he gained a few pounds over the summer and sure enough started snoring and doing the breathing thing all over again, so he is back to using the cpap machine and is back into losing some weight again this time praying for lost weight to stay lost... patsy
  • Ido believe me i would not no what to do with out my partner and sometimes when he stops breathing like that it really scares me. he is know going to a weight doc. he started a month ago, its already working im so proud of everything this man has done no one would believe it. but when i am having a hard time myself he focuses to much on me and not on himself. so this time he is going all the way with this weight specialist. its just hard when so many health issues are going on in one family. do you kinda understand? thanks for the reminder to keep puttin my foot down though. hugs patsy
  • A guy a work with had a sleep study done, and then tests to find out why he was suffering from sleep apnea. It eneded up being extra tissue (flaps) in his throat that would start to close when he was sleeping, causing snoring and the apnea. His Dr told him that it is common in men with a neck over 17" (he is a bigger guy 6'1" 250lbs).
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  • yep thats sounds like what they told hubby kinda, but weight loss makes it better..patsy
  • I had a sleep study done about four years ago... they hooked me up to the wires, gave me something to help me sleep and let me watch TV until I was sleepy.">image being an insomniac, I couldn't get sleepy! Finally I was able to fall asleep and in the very short time I DID sleep, they determined that I had sleep apnea! I got the whole CPAP machine and got it all hooked up and wouldn't you know it! I couldn't sleep with the air on! It felt like I was drowning! That air being forced in to me seemed like water. It made me have very vivid dreams of drowning in water. I could NOT get used to it and finally gave up on it! I still have problems with sleeping, but I finally seem to have found a good combination of medication that works to help me go to sleep, if I take it early enough in the evening. I take it between 8 and 8:30 and can usually be asleep by midnight. I wake up several times a night to turn over because I start hurting and need to change positions, but I'm not staying up for 72 hours at a time now. THANK GOODNESS!
    Good luck with your test! Study hard for it! haha ">image
  • ya i think whats gonna happen is it wont be a full moon the stars will align and i'll actually be sleepy that day..but there is always hope!
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  • that is dangerous not to wear your cpap. especially if you are taking sleep meds. have you tried a nasal mask? once I got my cpap I got to the point that I can't sleep without it. with pain and sleep meds you may not be able to wake up enough to start breathing again. Plus this puts a tremendous strain on your heart.
  • LOL just kidding there!
    In answer to your question... I tried everything, INCLUDING sleeping while standing on my head. How do you stand on your head, you may ask? Very carefully! You have to bend way over and... (again, just kidding)
    In all seriousness, I did try the mask and the nasal cannula, but I just wasn't able to hack it. I know it's not good for me to not have it, and I need TO have it, but I just couldn't do it. Thanks for the concern for me. I really do appreciate it.
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