So your doctor recommends you undergo a sleep study, but what should you expect? Many people often have some anxiety about the experience. If you have already had a sleep study, share what the experience was like for you. Do you have any advice for others? If you are waiting for a study, what are some of the fears or concerns that you have about it? Share Your Experiences
im having a third night sleep study.
- my first night sleep study did not went well the people were nice and the bed was clean but i just could not sleep it felt strange to sleep in a room with a video camera.2 night study felt even more uncomfortable with the mask on.they couldn't read anything frome the 1st study so im having a 3rd sleep study.
- —Guest missreader
- It was by pure coincidence, when I visited to ENT specialist for some routine check up, he suggested I take sleep test. I did it take twice and I was told my AHI was above average . He suggested to buy and use CPAP. I did and I was monitored for two months to be told I have to raise the adjustment. It has been over a year now and every morning I check my AHI, it fluctuates, between AHI 7/8 to sometimes 24.5 and above. I am not sure why this is happening. What should I do, because sometimes even after 6or7 hours of sleep, I can't open my eyes. Any suggestions, thank you in advance
- —Guest asskaydee
- I had my sleep study done two yrs ago in a sleep lab that was awful.you could hear everything that was going on around you,the room was cold,the guy next to me keep the tv loud all night long and the two workers keeping and eye on everyone was lound in their talking. Really thin walls.They said i pass the slep test but my dr said there is no way but my ins. would not pay for another one so soon.Just had another one done but had it done at home and waithing on results.hope they do something soon this 4hrs of sleep or less at night sleepy in the day time and headachs,and feeling tired all the time is taking a toll on me.
- —Guest Betty
- in the last few months I have a terrible time falling asleep. On a few occasions, no sleep at all.I'm now taking a medication for anxiety and is working. However, it's addictive and taking over a long time is not recommended. The dose is very low but I don't think I want to continue tacking it for very long. I have a Dr's appt. and will discuss it with her.
Best Sleep of My Life
- The first night of my sleep study they attached numerous electrodes to my head, chest, and legs. I thought for sure that I was in for a long, restless night. Boy was I wrong! When I woke up, some 6-7 hours later, I felt absolutely wonderful. It was like I'd never had a true night's sleep before. Remember, this was without a CPAP; it was monitoring only. The second night, with the CPAP was not the same, and has not been the same, since, as that first memorable night. What I want to know is this: how do I get that great sleep back? How did being hooked-up to a computer give me the best sleep of my life? Please, someone out there develop an affordable machine that recreates this effect.
- —Guest rhe
- I was diagnosed with sleep apnea 5 years ago. I had experienced chest pain, was foggy all the time, and had trouble with memory. My sleep study showed 25 apneas/hour and once a hypnoapnea of 90 seconds. Started using CPAP with nasal pillow and got good results at first. However, I have had severe and chronic sinus congestion my whole life and the CPAP started to cause headaches and nausea. Went back recently for another study and the sleep apnea is still there. Switching to a new CPAP system with auto-CPAP and a short full afce mask so I don't have to breathe thru my nose. Also ordered a didgeridoo, an Australian wind instrument that has been reported to help strengthen the muscles in the throat that cause the apneas.
- —Guest Rich
nasty Central Sleep Apena
- AHI - 92
They told me it was central the first few times i wad tested. Now they are calling it Mixed Sleep Apena. I was given a BiPap AutoASV. It think works most of the time. But I still wake up in the morning with TERRIBLE Headaches and my feet hurt like i was walking on hot coles the night before.
- —Guest Larry Nauta
Can't Stand it
- The first few weeks was fine, but then it feels like i am suffocating, and would wake up in the middle of night and it would be off my face. I don't think that its helping me. HOW Long does it take to get a response about how long it will take to work
- —Guest Lisa Tobias
sleep disorder respiratory analysis
- ahi moderately elevated at 16.3 event /hourthe supine ahi adjusted rdi was 48.2 ev.hour oxygen desaturationto 87.0%with0.7% the total sleep the ECG showed regular rhythm the rate ranged from 49-60 BPM
- —Guest gianfranca bonacini
- humming HVAC, a GLOWING nightstand light!. This is big no non and it was in the room with me. the room was 60 degrees until I found the thermostat which was set up all wrong. Noise from the cooling fan of the video, blowing air ..awful. I was given an extra "blanket" which was thinner than some dinner napkins Ive used. then in the morning I saw wrapped up and on top of a shelf, a semi real blanket. No coordination on timing re preparation for sleep, or meds issue...... very little attention to detail. Sleep Center in Boston, get you're act together. Make sure you check out the place before you go...
- —Guest Massachusett
ALSO MORE TIRED NOW
- A DOT doctor made me get the test.When I got there I was told I NEEDED A CPAP before I TOOK THE TEST. I had lots of energy and slept well before I got the cpap.AFTER I GOT THE CPAP MY LUNGS HURT EAR DRUMS FELT LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO POP,I also had dark circles around my eyes.I was very exhausted.I was lucky enough that someone where I got the cpap told me how to modify the cpap so it shows I am using it when I am not and told me I was clearly misdignosed.
- —Guest David
- From the moment I checked in, I was treated as though I had a major apnea problem, though snoring was not an indicator from family. Instead, I was sent for a test because of a TIA event.
If a test is to be diagnostic, then treat the person as though a diagnosis will occur AFTER the procedure, not as though the diagnosis has already been made.
All language used was such as 'when your results are in, we will discuss the appropriate equipment' or 'after the test we will know what you need.'
Hey, folks. The test was to discover...
- —Guest ladyq
- I resisted using my BIPAP machine initially. That was partly because of severe post nasal drip. But Once I got over that, it has been very helpful. Feel much better through out the day. I know it could be hard to get used to.
- —Guest Ishwar Jasuja
I'm with tallymember
- I'm scheduled for my first sleep study tonight and I am totally freaked about the whole thing. In doing research, I found out as others have mentioned, about the monitoring, the possible administering of the CPAP during the night, and about them making you sleep on your back. As tallymember mentioned, how do they expect to get an accurate feel for what really happens when you sleep when they create this artificial environment? I told them on the phone when I made the appointment, that if they really wanted to get an accurate feel for what happens when I sleep, then they need to let me sleep on my side like I normally do, instead of forcing me to sleep on my back. I feel like this is simply a way to sell CPAP machines, more than anything else. It seems to me by forcing you to sleep on your back, they are almost guaranteeing an outcome where a CPAP will be recommended. I realize I'm not an expert, but it seems to me, as Tallymember said, that they are more interested in pushing the CPAP.
- —Guest Bookworm
- it was the most miserable night of my life. lights going on and off all night; thin walls and could hear the man next door; bathroom down a hallway. I would never do that again
- —Guest jean