Had a sleep study last night, could not sleep with all those wires and probes, 24 in all...had to take a Zopiclone after 4 hours of laying there...
anyway, apparently I have "serious" sleep Apnea...Have not see results yet, seeing my dr next week.
I spent two months on CPAP, could not sleep, felt worse every day on it. Took myself off, and have been sleeping so well...
I am wondering if I am just too damn sensitive for CPAP/Sleep tests. That on an unconscious level I am freaked out by these machines and just cannot relax??
What do you all think??
be polite now, lol...
storywizard When i get a pressure change i sleep less because i'm anxious about it.
My first night were the same and i take some sleep medication.
I think the psychological sensitivity you are bringing up could be the culprit. I'd suggest trying to read yourself to sleep with the cpap. Watching tv wearing the cpap. well trying to get confortable with it at home in differente settings. that way, when bedtime comes you will be so used to it that it could change your reaction and you could be more relaxed about it.
IT's justs my own to cents not a medical advice in any form.
Usually not a problem falling asleep even with machine, last night, well "first night syndrome".
On the machine I could fall asleep, just did not sleep deeply, then would wake up and not be able to fall back to sleep...
My first sleep study was miserable, only slept a couple of hours, but was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Then a second study a couple of weeks later was needed to look at the central apneas. That one I slept for 20 minutes the whole night and had the worst nightmare of my life.
But, you know, they got me the right machine, and it has made a world of difference once I got a handle on some of the upfront issues we all have, and once I gave myself time to get used to a new way of sleeping. For me, this is really sleeping, and it shows in all aspects of my life.
My advice is to not link your sleep study night with your real nights to come. Give them a chance to find the proper treatment for you. And what you might feel as oversensitivity could just be the raw nerves we get from not sleeping as well as we should.
I already spent 2 months not sleeping with a CPAP machine, I need to get a sleep study where I use a CPAP and they can see all the ugly centrals I get...soon I hope...
(09-29-2014, 07:03 PM)storywizard Wrote: I already spent 2 months not sleeping with a CPAP machine, I need to get a sleep study where I use a CPAP and they can see all the ugly centrals I get...soon I hope...
OK, I didn't quite get what the recent sleep study was for. Too see why you were having so much trouble? To find a better pressure? To see if you were cured? (Just kidding, sorry, me and doctors, that's another story).
If you have centrals it could be from too high a pressure on CPAP I suppose, although I'm pretty new to all this, but that's happening to my husband. If you have obstructives and centrals, you probably need a different machine. That's my situation. If you're like me, being on a CPAP would be horrible. No wonder you had problems.
Hopefully this new study will give them better info so they can get you on a better treatment plan, maybe with a different machine. Just keep on them so you get what you need.
all of my sleep studies, except the last one, was not very good. the last one I had expected to be terrible because there was a few roaches in the bathroom. Funny that I slept the longest of any sleep study I ever had and I woke up one time but immediately went back to sleep. I guess I didn't want to walk or go in the bathroom because of the roaches so I just stayed in bed to avoid it at all costs lol
I was so exhausted at my sleep study that a pack of wild horses, a stampeded of elephants and 13 zebras couldn't have kept me awake. I almost fell asleep while they were jamming my head with that glue crap to keep the wires attached. I was just exhausted.
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(09-29-2014, 07:35 PM)me50 Wrote: all of my sleep studies, except the last one, was not very good. the last one I had expected to be terrible because there was a few roaches in the bathroom. Funny that I slept the longest of any sleep study I ever had and I woke up one time but immediately went back to sleep. I guess I didn't want to walk or go in the bathroom because of the roaches so I just stayed in bed to avoid it at all costs lol
That's how I felt on CPAP for two months...
looking forward to the next sleep study...
I am the poster boy for CPAP but didn't sleep very much at the Sleep Study, none during the titration portion although they reported some bogus numbers for that section.
Not your bed, not your pillows, all sorts of new things, going to bed when THEY say it's time, machines, new masks, new sensations, etc.
It's a wonder anyone sleeps during those things -- and I was virtually motionless 98% of the time, calm and relaxed (but not asleep).
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
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