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My sleep test is tonight. update

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I was just called, and the sleep test will be tonight. If I need the second night, it will be next Monday. They had a cancellation, and I don't mind doing it tonight, only I hadn't planned for it and was going to be sure to get up extra early as suggested. But OK.  So I am going to get my shower and teeth and meds all done before I go over so I just have to change my clothes and relax, hehehe.

Update: Well the best part was being able to sit and read while the tech hooked up another lady in another bedroom down the hall. I changed into jammies, he hooked about 15 or so monitors to my scalp, legs, chest, face, neck. And that was it. I thought I'd be able to read some more, but it was lights out.

The room was furnished as a bedroom,  reasonably comfortable, with private bath. I brought my own pillow and little blanket. Didn't sleep much because I was worried about whether I'd sleep. LOL!  This morning the tech got me up at 5:30 and at 6 I was on my way home.  They'll call with results.

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

This place said no guests and no pets. :( I am sorry that your son has such a problem. :(

Quoting valkay:

 My son had one and they stopped it early because he quit breathing so often and for so long..

My neighbor had one about 2 months ago.  It was at a VA hospital they let his wife sleep in the room with him.  Craziest thing I have ever heard..


Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Yeah!  *pout*

Quoting Esmrlda:

Thats to bad that you didnt get hardly any sleep at all.  They are going to tell you have insomnia. LOL  They should of let you read until you dozed off naturally.

Quoting Bmat:

I'm very bad at sleeping in strange places. The first night I typically don't sleep. So I just took a walk, and I'll take reading material, and my pillow, and see how it goes.

Quoting Esmrlda:

Good luck!  How are you at sleeping at strange places?




Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 25, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I agree. Although maybe they take it into consideration somehow.  And it was lights out 2 hours earlier than I go to bed anyway. >:-(  

Quoting LEK19:

I don't understand how that can work because it is not a typical night's sleep. Wouldn't anybody have trouble sleeping like that? I always do when I am away from home. 


Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Could be. It would be nice if they could have just done it here.  Familiar bed and surroundings. My cat on my feet. My own bathroom. Well,  then, too... they have facilities for 6 people and typically have 4. That would be extra techs and monitors and equipment.

Quoting Esmrlda:

Exactly, sounds like a scam to me. I dont know why they cant let the people do the test at home.  They could just come and hook them up at night and bring the monitor unless of coarse its too big n bulky .  I wonder if Insurance covers it, I bet it gets denied often for medical necessity.

Quoting LEK19:

I don't understand how that can work because it is not a typical night's sleep. Wouldn't anybody have trouble sleeping like that? I always do when I am away from home. 



Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM

The tech came in an pressed all of the monitors on my scalp in. I quipped no brainwave activity, eh?  He didn't laugh. I thought it was hilarious. :)

Esmrlda
by Esme on Jun. 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I think it was funny.  ; )

Quoting Bmat:

The tech came in an pressed all of the monitors on my scalp in. I quipped no brainwave activity, eh?  He didn't laugh. I thought it was hilarious. :)


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by Hugs on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Let us know about the results ;)

KittyGram
by Becky on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Sounds just like mine!  I had my first one in early July last year (I think), and the second one in late July.  I slept horribly the first night, and they didn't get enough information to do both parts of the study that night.  

They had asked me what time I needed to get out the door in the morning, I told them 6:15.  They woke me up at 7:50 - I'm supposed to be at work at 8:00!!!  I called the boss, told him I'd be late.  Ended up going home anyway about 2 hours after getting to work.

I scheduled the 2nd one for a Friday night - figures I slept incredibly well that night!!!!  

KittyGram
by Becky on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Quoting valkay:

 My son had one and they stopped it early because he quit breathing so often and for so long..

My neighbor had one about 2 months ago.  It was at a VA hospital they let his wife sleep in the room with him.  Craziest thing I have ever heard..

 My brother and my sister both stopped breathing frequently - they just gave them the CPAP machines earlier than anticipated, and finished the study with what information they got before and after the CPAP.

 

KittyGram
by Becky on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

It's very dangerous to leave sleep apnea untreated.  It can increase blood pressure, cause diabetes, depression, and increases the chance of heart attack or stroke. 

 

 

Quoting atlmom2:

That's him.


Quoting Bmat:

One of the signs of sleep apnea according to the doctor I consulted is loud snoring. If it can be heard in another room or another floor, for example.

Quoting atlmom2:

I wish dh would get one. I know hw has sleep apnea and he flat out refuses to get one. His snoring would wake the dead.



 

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