Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

home sleep study problem
#1
I just tried to do my first sleep study, but i couldn't sleep because of the device. Specifically because the tubes that go up my nose block my air passage too much. Is there anyone that had this problem? If you can't sleep in the first place, can you even be diagnosed with sleep apnea? Is there anything i can do?
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
You might ask for a Rx for a single use sleeping aid / pill. You can probably get it with a phone call to your doctor's office. Do the test. You can do this.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
I also had a massive problem getting through the sleep study, honestly I don't know how they get anything useful out of those things. I just muddled and tossed and turned as best I could and they managed to get enough data to diagnose me.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
The initial phase of testing is usually to determine if one has sleep apnea.
For that, I am not aware of tubes up the nose. There is a breathing sensor attached just under the nose.

Perhaps you were actually on a CPAP machine doing a titration. They may have had a nasal pillows mask on you. The size of the nasal pillow may have been too small.

If you could describe the "setup" they were using, perhaps the problem lies there.
Most people do have difficulty sleeping during the test. It's one reason these studies often result in less than optimal therapy -- they rush the titration.

Admin Note:
JustMongo passed away in August 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(10-13-2016, 11:06 AM)justMongo Wrote: The initial phase of testing is usually to determine if one has sleep apnea. For that, I am not aware of tubes up the nose. There is a breathing sensor attached just under the nose.

Perhaps you were actually on a CPAP machine doing a titration. They may have had a nasal pillows mask on you. The size of the nasal pillow may have been too small.

Pretty sure this is a nasal cannula which is S.O.P. for monitoring breathing.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
Hi garretdl,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with figuring out your sleep problems.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Legitimate pro-sumer home testing device? gcritchley 4 164 1 hour ago
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  BPAP Titration Sleep Study HalfAsleep 144 3,473 01-17-2018, 12:25 PM
Last Post: Spy Car
Question [Diagnosis] What Was Your Sleep Study AHI? Sheepish 24 744 01-08-2018, 05:55 PM
Last Post: PollCat
  Finally got a copy of sleep study Josephdfco 14 482 01-01-2018, 06:51 AM
Last Post: Apnea Infant
Gross [Diagnosis] Sleep study results bugo 2 169 12-26-2017, 05:36 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Medicare Problem? RLSdss 7 278 12-22-2017, 07:56 PM
Last Post: RLSdss
  [Symptoms] Hypopnea problem hkcl 3 215 12-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Last Post: Walla Walla

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.