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I Had a Sleep Study Done Last Night

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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: galaga
2 and a half hours isn't enough time. You need at least 3 hours to consider it a good study. And you falling asleep so late in the study is not good. Did they record any REM sleep? Sometimes sleep apnea will be more pronounced in REM sleep. Request another sleep study with Ambien or Lunesta.



How many stages of sleep did you reach? In Two hours did you reach stage 3 sleep? Did you have early onset REM sleep?


I used to be a Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist.


She said they recorded some deep sleep, she did not say how much. She did not mention REM sleep. She did not mention stages. I will see what the DR says in the follow up.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi
All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.


Thankyou. I do mega dose vit C when I remember. I think L-Lysine and COQ10 helps. I will look into selenium, magnesium and ATP boost.


My partner did some research and found a company that sold all that I mentioned in a 'kit' for a reasonable price. Consider trying Lugol's also. Most people don't get enough iodine/iodide in their diet. It may or may not help the sleep problem but it is still good for you. I can send you the name of the company in PM if you are interested.


yes, please do. ty


I sent a link. Good luck. I hope you find a solution to the problem. Insomnia is a b**ch ain't it?


TY. And YEP.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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I had this done a couple of years ago but I did mine at home...connected this little device to my finger and a thing to my chest and then slept.
But yeah, was more difficult falling asleep with the pressure/worry of this thing connected to you.

I didn't have sleep apnea either.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Thanks for the details!



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: galaga
2 and a half hours isn't enough time. You need at least 3 hours to consider it a good study. And you falling asleep so late in the study is not good. Did they record any REM sleep? Sometimes sleep apnea will be more pronounced in REM sleep. Request another sleep study with Ambien or Lunesta.



How many stages of sleep did you reach? In Two hours did you reach stage 3 sleep? Did you have early onset REM sleep?


I used to be a Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist.


She said they recorded some deep sleep, she did not say how much. She did not mention REM sleep. She did not mention stages. I will see what the DR says in the follow up.



If they didn't record any REM, that's not good. You are sleep deprived for sure. REM sleep is like resetting your brain, much like the way you reboot a computer. Have you ever noticed that your computer slows down if you don't restart it for a while? Your brain works the same way.

If I were you, I would request a second study. 2 and a half hours is not billable with the way insurance works.

2 and a half hours is legally not enough time to bill you for a study. That's not enough time to make a accurate diagnosis.

If, you take another study, and you take a real sleeping pill, they will probably record early onset stage 1 and 2 sleep followed immediately by REM sleep. It's called REM rebound.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: galaga

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: galaga
2 and a half hours isn't enough time. You need at least 3 hours to consider it a good study. And you falling asleep so late in the study is not good. Did they record any REM sleep? Sometimes sleep apnea will be more pronounced in REM sleep. Request another sleep study with Ambien or Lunesta.



How many stages of sleep did you reach? In Two hours did you reach stage 3 sleep? Did you have early onset REM sleep?


I used to be a Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist.


She said they recorded some deep sleep, she did not say how much. She did not mention REM sleep. She did not mention stages. I will see what the DR says in the follow up.



If they didn't record any REM, that's not good. You are sleep deprived for sure. REM sleep is like resetting your brain, much like the way you reboot a computer. Have you ever noticed that your computer slows down if you don't restart it for a while? Your brain works the same way.

If I were you, I would request a second study. 2 and a half hours is not billable with the way insurance works.

2 and a half hours is legally not enough time to bill you for a study. That's not enough time to make a accurate diagnosis.

If, you take another study, and you take a real sleeping pill, they will probably record early onset stage 1 and 2 sleep followed immediately by REM sleep. It's called REM rebound.




They bill for the time I was there, not just the time I was asleep.

I agree that I am sleep deprived.

I did take a real sleeping pill, just not the one that works best on me.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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Yeah sleep studies suck. I had to drug myself for the 2nd one because I couldn't sleep either.

Did you do a MSLT in the morning?



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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I have always had issue going to sleep. I bet most of us on ATS probably do as well from all the posts at all times of the day.

One of the worst things I found to keep me up at night was using my computer or tablet in bed thinking it was helping.

The problem was not so much the activity but the brightness of the content. Its actually one of the reasons I go on ATS right before bed. I Use the ATS dark theme and my tablets brightness levels at its lowest and try to avoid the Poltical forum

After 1hr or less I start my yawning and I'm good to go. Apparently, I can only take so much Hillary is the devil and Trump is racist.

I like the picture but it re affirms what I suspected about how Hillary supporters get their nightly updates.



LOL joking. best of luck and thanks for sharing. Hopefully you will come back with some updates which might help others aswell.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:45 AM
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Try the blue filters for screens. You can get them to change the filter based on natural day/night cycle.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: interupt42

Try the blue filters for screens. You can get them to change the filter based on natural day/night cycle.


Interesting, thanks, have you found a significant difference with it? I saw amazon had some glasses with the blue filters ranging from 15 bucks to 200 bucks.
edit on 51930America/ChicagoThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:51:35 -0500000000p3042 by interupt42 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: reldra

take a couple of puffs of the sweet medicine that is Mary Jane, couple of hours before going to bed...you'll sleep like a baby princess.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

No no, you get the apps. I have noticed a difference.

I use twilight for android and f.lux for pc.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: interupt42

No no, you get the apps. I have noticed a difference.

I use twilight for android and f.lux for pc.


AHHH, thanks for the clarification and will give that a try tonight.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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Kratom! Makes me sleep like a rock with no woozy side effects when I wake up.

Get it while you can......



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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I just can not see how they ruled out sleep apnea, when they didn't record enough sleep.

Get another study done.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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My opinion here is based on my own, repetitive studies...which reached a comparison-obtained conclusion over time. Im curious here...a sleep study usually is more than one night. Reason being is comparison statistics. One cannot establish any reliable patterns...without consecutive sleep cycles. How could they? This I learned myself with one such study.

One can only accurately establish what happened on that night...and that could be related to a number of factors...some that repeat night after night...or just once.

I once spent 40 hours in one study, coming to the Med center for 5 straight nights, filling out an activities sheet of that day, everyday...for one week.

So...Im reasonably sure one cannot establish "patterns" without observing them as they "repeat" or "change" over a number of sleep cycles, under the same monitored conditions, where each day's events...which affects those cycles...are logged and recorded.

One night...is hardly a "comparison"...without the comparing. More of a single "observation". Remember that. Studies take comparisons to relate to.

Good luck...and I would question any "study" that gives a diagnosis without a second, third night or even week....to establish facts and/or discrepancies.

MS



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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Heheheh...

(cokeandpopcorn.ch)
You said it was safe then the first thing I got was a pop up saying that if I close this window my hard-drive would be deleted! heheh
I am still going, but I thought that it was pretty funny.


Randy


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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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I worry about everything, lol.

You found it.


I am a Virgo Type A personality

My mom says her problems are because She's "German".

You have trained your mind to dwell on stuff too much. You have to untrain it. What you are taking to help isn't helping because the problem isn't physical, its emotional.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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I had one done several years ago. Aside from the mess of wires and me complaining it wasn't natural, I have extreme sleep apnea. I am way more central than obstructive. The cpap machine doesn't work for me, because for some reason my brain fires off random impulses that wake me up. Over a 2 hour period I had roughly 200+ occurrences. The dr said the data must have been faulty because he had never seen one that bad and wanted me to come back a month later. Second test was done with the cpap machine on and was nearly as bad. The obstructive cases were much smaller, but the central were as bad. It's something I just live with and nap when I can. I haven't had more than 2 hours of consecutive sleep in years.

Have somebody check the brain spikes they recorded, its possible your brain is misfiring and waking you up.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: reldraDid they humidify the room?



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