(09-22-2014, 02:14 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote: Wife just got the call back from her home sleep study and got the answer I knew was coming even though its wrong.
Study doesnt show enough events to get the Doc to write the prescription.
This twice in 10 years once in the lab where she could not fall asleep and here where once she had the contraption on she only catnapped for short periods from exhaustion. Put a test of any kind on her and you can forget about her falling asleep for more than 15 min at a time for a couple hours total much less a deep sleep.
She has OA. A blind mule could listen to her in the night and know that without seeing her body heaving and her bolting upright gasping for air half the night or better. Which I do about every night as she goes to bed much earlier than I do.
Six months from now she can try again but itll just be the same thing.
I dont see why they only do one night. If she wore the thing a second night to get used to it being there she could probably sleep and the test be accurate. But no, so she suffers this every night for years and their tests for few hours dont show it because she barely sleeps during the test.
I getting tempted to track down a used auto machine and let it set her up. Rather go thru the medical system but this is getting ridiculous.
Maybe rent/buy an infrared camera and a recording pulse oxy meter and record a nights sleep - we did this with my father when a sleep study was proving problematic due to his dementia and extreme determination to NOT wear a CPAP or any other type of apnea gear.
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(09-22-2014, 10:05 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:
(09-22-2014, 08:57 PM)Galactus Wrote: How is it possible she didn't get a positive diagnosis?
Incompetent people that don't care enough?
She simply does not sleep more than very lightly for short periods when shes being tested. Home or lab. So she never sleeps deeply enough during the tests to do what she does when she actually sleeps any other time.
Insurance has its thresholds I guess and even if your close to that its still no cigar. So gonna have to make it happen one way or the other.
Its frustrating but she cant help it.
Im in the process of trying to sell some stuff to get her a good auto machine thats data capable. I suspect trying to start her off on a hard to deal with machine wont work
You know you'd think that being the case they would have to keep her in the test till they got her to sleep, otherwise how the hell can they call it a quality test?
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I would contact the doc that ordered the test and tell him what happened and get him to write a letter to medicare to see if they will allow another test now BUT I would not delay getting her a machine and then address this after that is done.
Get a complete copy of all of her sleep study test results AFTER SHE IS ON A CPAP MACHINE for your records and for the doc in case he/she doesn't have them.