(09-01-2015, 07:44 PM)julrez9 Wrote: Well went to the appointment with my doctor, and he didn't have the results to the last sleep study. He said sense I slept on 2-hours there's a good chance that I'll need to redo the test. I also found out that the hospitals here in town do not do sleep tests during the day, only at night. So I'm going to run into the same problem. With my first test, I have to take a sleeping pill with one of my anti-anxiety medications. I had to drug myself to sleep. The reason I didn't take anything this time is because I just had gastric bypass and I can't take time release meds anymore, and I don't know how the other pill will effect me now. The downside, if the last test is accepted and it's better than the first, I may not get treatment for my central sleep apnea. While I was in the hospital, I had to be moved to the ICU because I stopped breathing and my oxygen would crash pretty low, even on 3 litters of oxygen. I had to be put on a mask and given 8 litters. So I got something wrong with me. I just hope this sleep study is rejected but I'll still have to figure out a way to sleep.
Is there even a slim chance that a nearby hospital would consider doing a daytime sleep test for a "shift worker" like yourself? I know it is frustrating for you, but don't give up. There has to be an answer out there for you. I am a plus size woman too and never thought I had sleep apnea. Strangely enough my husband kept insisting that I snored so loud he could hear me in the basement. I thought he was teasing me - turns out he wasn't.