I had a sleep test done a few years back and I'm thinking of getting a follow up test done 'coz I'm still always tired during the day & feel run down. The previous test results were a bit inconclusive, so I'm after some advice on whether it it worthwhile me following up or not. Previous results (over a period of 5 hours) were:
Sleep: Sleep architecture preserved, although there is a paucity of stage IV sleep. The patient has a significant number of arousals per hour of sleep (34.4).
Respiratory: Only occasional obstructive events are seen, only infrequently did they coincide with significant desaturations.
Other: Periodic limb movements were seen, causing arousals (8/h)
Conclusions: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Interestingly, about half the patient's significant number of arousals are not accounted for by sleep-related disordered breathing or limb movements. However, 34 arousals per hour are in keeping with this man's clinical presentation. AHI = 8.1 RDI = 10.4
Anyhow, I seem to be a weird case and I'm not sure whether becoming a hose-head is going to be of benefit. Any thoughts?