(Closed) Anyone Ever Done a Sleep Study?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes I have. It is way lame-o. Have you talked to a sleep doctor yet? They usually try a few things before they put you through a big ole sleep study. My insurance covers 100% of my medical expenses after I meet my yearly deductible, so I didn’t have to pay for a thing. It was the WORST night sleep ever. My study was done in a really nice hotel and it took about an hour to glue all the electrodes to my head (and hair…i had glue stuck in my hair for weeks. Had to use 100% acetone to dissolve most of it out) and slept in a room with people watching me. I had tubes up my nose monitoring my oxygen input and at some point I pulled it out in my sleep so i woke up to some guy hovering over me trying to put the tubes back up my nose. All in all a VERY uncomfortable experience. Then i woke up, showered there, and went to work. I should’ve just taken the whole day off. It sucked big time.

If you are sleeping 8-9 hours a night,t here could be a multitude of reasons why you are exhausted. There’s a good chance sleep isn’t even one of them! It could be something else completely. Or you could have apnea…it could be a lot of stuff.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad did one. It was semi-helpful. He wasn’t sleeping well because of heart problems (which he already was aware of). I think if you have no idea what’s causing it, that would be a really good thing to do.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

My mom has done this before. This is how they diagnosed her sleep apnea. Also, had a guy friend who had a sleep study for his insomnia. His words: “If I can’t sleep at home, how do they expect me to sleep at all with all these things hooked up to me and people watching?”  I cracked up over this for days! He had to do two nights (the 2nd consecutive night he finally slept). He and my mom both received help from it. Yeah, it may not be fun, but if it helps you, then it’ll be worth it!

Just curious if your husband notices you snoring or rolling around a lot in your sleep or anything like that? Basically, does he notice if you have a ‘restless sleep’ at all? If not, I wonder if it may not be sleep-related as ejs4y8 mentioned.

But if you don’t know what else I could be, I would probably get the sleep study to see what you can find out!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance has done two to confirm the results. It was not nearly as horrifying as ejs4y8‘s experience.

But you will not get a regular night’s sleep that night, so plan for that. But it is good for ruling out serious problems, and diagnosing minor ones.

They determined that he had mild apnea and perscribed a CPAP machine for him to sleep with.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@KMM, it’s very uncomfortable. I just like my own bedm which is very comfy :). And i don’t like having tube thingies up my nose.  If you roll over, you can’t go very far because you’re hooked up to more equipment. So hopefully you are a static sleeper 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrs.KMM: Hmmm. It doesn’t sound like sleep apnea, unless it is a mild form? I would do the study to eliminate possibilities and go from there. See if you can get the study on a Friday night (or a night before a day-off). That’s what my mom did so she could come home the next morning and nap a few hours since she didn’t sleep well during the study. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t, but I have similar sleep issues to you, and I’ve considered doing this for years. If you do it, let us know what you find out!

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