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You might try to see if you can get an in-home sleep study.
I didn't sleep well during my first study and had to go back for my titration, (that's where they fit you with a mask and machine and set pressures,) when I got started with CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions and much success to you.
the Doc insisted on MSLT (he thinks I have narcolepsy and not sleep apnea) but I will ask for a second sleep study. If i have the sleep study at home is it any less comprehensive than taking it in the lab?
Player the only symptom I don't have is snoring. None of my family members have seen me snore.
I am very sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI). I can not sleep under an electric blanket and I can not sleep with all the wires around my body during a sleep study. My doctor has seen this before but says it is rare. The symptoms are restless legs, actually restless body. I feel like I have the "heebie jeebies". Also my mind feels like I have had way too much caffeine. So I come away from a sleep study with all the wrong results, including restless legs. Fortunately I know this. The last study I had I took a Tramadol before bed and it took care of the heebie Jeebies but did not calm my mind so I was more comfortable but still slept very little. When I use the Auto VPAP and no wires I sleep well and the data can tell the correct story.
Maybe a sensitivity like this is causing your restless leg results.
In the meantime, sleep on your side and not your back. It's a great way to diminish the effects of most cases of apnea. You may eventually need to change sleep doctors and get one that recognizes the limitations of the sleep lab method as it applies to certain people. A home sleep study may yield completely different data in those cases where a person has problems sleeping in strange surroundings or conditions that elicit anxiety.
Keeping in mind I am just a voice in your head ......
I basically collapsed as it seems you have also and had to do something fast and going thru ins was way to slow and frustrating so I bought a used high end machine and basically eliminated all the bull flops.
If you are in the Delhi in Hamilton Co. you can pick up a home study machine in Mason for under $200. If you are diagnosed as having OSA they can provide the Rx. You can get any number of home studies for a few dollars more online. You can also buy a used autopap on craigslist for not a lot of $ and use the SleepyHead software and doityourself.
Good luck !
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