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I have a sleep study tonight (Original Post) Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 OP
Yes, years ago getting old in mke Nov 2017 #1
Ty they say Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 #5
It wasn't hard to sleep for me happy feet Nov 2017 #2
That's my fear Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 #6
I have been told that they can give you a sleeping pill. dixiegrrrrl Nov 2017 #14
By the way happy feet Dec 2017 #18
I did it. defacto7 Nov 2017 #3
It was hard for me to sleep catrose Nov 2017 #4
I have. Sleeping was not a problem. Lochloosa Nov 2017 #7
Briefly Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 #8
My episodes only lasted 30 secs to 40 secs. Lochloosa Nov 2017 #9
Also, a CPAP will stop the snoring. My wife loves mine. Lochloosa Nov 2017 #10
Easy peasy .. GeorgeGist Nov 2017 #11
I did one a couple years ago. Bring your own pillow. Thor_MN Nov 2017 #12
Yeah - the sleeping on the back part pisssed me off csziggy Nov 2017 #17
If you snore mostly while on your back, then snort to catch a big breath marzipanni Nov 2017 #13
Interestingly thread hibbing Nov 2017 #15
I just did my second on last night csziggy Nov 2017 #16

getting old in mke

(811 posts)
1. Yes, years ago
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:07 PM
Nov 2017

Glad I did, my obstructive apnea was really bad.

For the study, I thought I wouldn't sleep, but followed all the instructions and did. Good luck!

happy feet

(816 posts)
2. It wasn't hard to sleep for me
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:09 PM
Nov 2017

Single room was quiet and you could turn the lights and tv off for the night when you wanted. They hook you up to machine with a gazillion (-8 (maybe a dozen or so) thingies they use for an ekg, etc. I had no trouble at all sleeping other than occasionally ensuring I hadn't snatched any of the thingies off my body or rolled over so much I had detached the machine....



(60,009 posts)
14. I have been told that they can give you a sleeping pill.
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:14 PM
Nov 2017

I've been checking out the new Sleep Center at our local hospital, so got some info. at the time.

You can also shave some bald patches if you need to, or better yet, can you ask someone at the site for the info??

happy feet

(816 posts)
18. By the way
Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:26 PM
Dec 2017

They also have some one on duty observing or monitoring you...I believe it was through close circuit so presumably they could tell if one of the electrodes on your body came loose. They did recommend going to sleep by a certain hour, I believe 11pm.


(13,485 posts)
3. I did it.
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:09 PM
Nov 2017

It wasn't like sleeping at home but they get the information they need in a cycle or two. If you have a short night it usually doesn't matter.

Been on a CPAP for over a year now. Sleep is much improved.


(4,946 posts)
4. It was hard for me to sleep
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:10 PM
Nov 2017

But they got enough data to diagnose. My first one was miserable, wired so much I couldn't move. "Now go to sleep naturally." "I naturally read for awhile." "No." Fell asleep in early morning, and then they roused me at 6 to spend the day in an exhausted fog.

The second round, a year or two ago, was much easier. The wires were not nearly as uncomfortable. I was allowed to read. So I think they're getting better. I understand that sometimes you can be tested at home with a borrowed machine that sends your test results to the cloud, which would be even more comfortable. I've known several people who did the followup test that way.

Good luck! Having a CPAP has made a big difference in my quality of sleep. I hope you get a similar miracle.


(15,859 posts)
7. I have. Sleeping was not a problem.
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:15 PM
Nov 2017

But I have sleep apnea so going to sleep is not an issue.

Is she shaking because you stop breathing? If so, that is a sure sign of apnea.

It can kill you.


(3,496 posts)
8. Briefly
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:25 PM
Nov 2017

Mostly bad snoring doc thinks mostly weight related also on metropolol for blood pressure. Did quit smoking that seemed to help some.


(15,859 posts)
9. My episodes only lasted 30 secs to 40 secs.
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:42 PM
Nov 2017

It was the number per hour that was the problem.

I think you may be in for a surprise.



(11,843 posts)
12. I did one a couple years ago. Bring your own pillow.
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:08 PM
Nov 2017

I was able to sleep almost normally, it's easier with a familiar pillow.

They wanted to sleep on my back for a cycle, which I never do, and then pointed to that to say that I should get a CPAP. They had me try one on before the test and said that I tolerated it very well. I am SCUBA certified so a breathing device did not phase me at all. One thing to remember is that they are in the business of selling CPAP devices. I chose not to get one, as their evidence that I needed one consisted of the period that I was sleeping abnormally at their request.


(34,070 posts)
17. Yeah - the sleeping on the back part pisssed me off
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 10:20 PM
Nov 2017

I have an old back injury - if I sleep flat on my back, it will spasm and I will be in agony. I can sleep sitting in a recliner but even with it laid almost all the way back, my upper body is slightly inclined up and my knees are flexed which relives the lower back stress.


(6,011 posts)
13. If you snore mostly while on your back, then snort to catch a big breath
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:52 PM
Nov 2017

to make up for the lack of oxygen, it might be that your jaw is relaxed which closes off the back of your throat when you breathe through your mouth instead of your nose. I snore when on my back, and wake myself occasionally when I snort. My husband usually pokes me so I'll change position- side & front sleeping isn't a problem for me (and him!)

Have you looked into other things that can help? I think I might try one of these-


(9,991 posts)
15. Interestingly thread
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:42 PM
Nov 2017

I enjoyed reading the responses. I would freak out if I found out just how many times I flipped and flopped in a night.



(34,070 posts)
16. I just did my second on last night
Fri Nov 10, 2017, 10:17 PM
Nov 2017

The first was in late September, early October. They prescribed a CPAP but thought I needed a biPAP thus the second study.

I have trouble sleeping away from home at any time, so when they hook up all those sensors, I pretty much can't sleep. I did get a couple of hours the first time, not sure how much last night. The first study showed I was stopping breathing 81 times an hour!

The big change last night was that they hooked me up to a PAP machine - I think the settings on it changed through the night because the pressure, temp and humidity of the air seemed to change.

The CPAP has made a difference on the nights I can use it. The first night on it I slept nine and a half hours straight through, not getting up every ninety minutes like I had been doing.

Other than the night before my valve replacement and several nights following, I have been able to sleep longer and deeper than ever before.

A recommendation - if they prescribe a CPAP research the various kinds of masks and be ready to try out different ones. My prescription called for nasal pillows and I knew those would not work for me since I HATE stuff against my nose. I'm using a Wisp nasal mask that covers just my nose but does not touch my nostrils. I'm very happy with it and glad I did not just accept the prescribed ones.

YouTube has lots of reviews of masks and machines, as well as videos that show easy ways to keep the equipment clean.

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