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Sleep test results

Discussion in 'Sleep Disturbance' started by Dechi, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Well, another disappointing test. I had a sleep study done a few months ago and had the results this week. The doctor I saw specializes in sleep apnea, and she said I am far from having any and everything is perfect. She says I have a lot of insomnia but there is nothing she can do for me.

    I already knew I didn’t have sleep apnea, as I don’t fit the profile at all.

    As far as I can tell, my study looks just about normal as far as phases are concerned, but I have only 54% sleep efficiency, I have a full wake-up 7-8 times per hour and 40 micro-awakenings per hour.

    I’m no expert, but how can anyone be expected to live like that, especially with a chronic illness ? Unless they discard the results because they think it’s a « one of »? My questionnaire said otherwise though. And that night was not even the worse I have had, just average.

    I wish there was someone who could help me with that. I have a feeling if my sleep improved, so would my life in general.

  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Sorry to hear about this :(
    This sounds much like my first 3 studies. At least you don't have to deal with a CPAP machine.
    I had a 4th study a few months ago, they now want to put me on one...

    A sleep study has nothing to offer for ME, it rules out things like apnea, restless legs, REM behaviour disorder, and so forth. They can detect things like seizures during sleep and can measure the length of sleep phases and how many times you wake up but beyond that it can't diagnose sleep quality or fix whatever is causing our non restorative sleep.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  3. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

    UK West Midlands
    I guess it’s a positive thing to have sleep apnea offially ruled out. I have insomnia too and got pushed back by GP when I asked about a sleep study so I’m still wondering about sleep apnea.

    And I guess if someone comes up with some useful research about sleep in future at least you have your study results there already to get advice if there are suggestions médication to see if it is anything you could benefit from.
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    If you could find a neurologist sleep specialist who understood sleep architecture, they might be able to make something of your results.
    Dechi and andypants like this.

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