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[Diagnosis] In-Lab Sleep Study - What should I know
#1
Hi everyone Shy

I am a 24 year old student. Although I am living a healthy lifestyle, I often feel completely exhausted after I get up and tired during the day. I was suspecting poor nasal breathing (what isn't actually an explanation I guess) so my ENT had me do a home sleep study. Results: pAHI of 5, pRDI of 12.3 (pAHI/pRDI in supine position: 12.3/25.4.). Minimum oxygen saturation of 93. He says that those results are completely normal. However, the internet says otherwise, so I made an appointment with an actual sleep doctor, who scheduled two nights in a sleep lab (next week). He also said that it might be very well possible that I need therapy and the second night might be used to adjust the CPAP.

Is there anything I should be prepared for? And what if the In-Lab sleep study is negative?

P.s.: Sorry for any grammar errors (and you are very welcome to correct via PM oldman Happy Eyes )
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#2
The first question I have is: how much sleep do you get a night?

As for the study, there is nothing to prepare for, unless you're like me and can't go to sleep before 12:30. I require a prescription sleeping pill to put me out , otherwise, my mind races and won't allow me to nod off.

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#3
I get around 8,5 hours sleep every night.

Usually I am fine, but when there is pressure to fall asleep (like when I have an exam) I struggle sometimes. Should I just ask my doctor before the sleep study?

P.s.: Thank you Smile
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(08-17-2015, 10:05 AM)Dement Wrote: I get around 8,5 hours sleep every night.

Usually I am fine, but when there is pressure to fall asleep (like when I have an exam) I struggle sometimes. Should I just ask my doctor before the sleep study?

I guess the real question is: Will sleeping at a center cause you any anxiety? Can you easily go to sleep in strange places? Depending on your answers, you may want to discuss your concerns with the doctor before your study.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF FACT.
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#5
Dement,
You can Google information. Just type in "Sleep study".

Some basic things to prepare for that you may not think about:
Bring your own pillow, blanket. It may help you to feel more comfortable.
Call the Sleep Clinic and they will tell you how to prepare for test.
Sleep-well



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#6
PollCat, I will definitely do that! Thank you Smile


OpalRose, Okay, thank you!
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#7
My sleep clinic was set up nicely. King sized sleep number bed, fan, hdtv. They just didn't have any cups for water. So bring your own cup.
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#8
Hi Dement,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you at your next sleep study and hang in there for more suggestions.
trish6hundred
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