Well, I now know why I'm not sleeping

I have severe sleep apnea. I’m waking up because I’m not breathing.

That was the results from the 2 hours and 58 minutes that I slept during an at home study where you hook yourself up to a tiny computer. Now they want me to come to their hospital and stay overnight and have someone watch me sleep. Then I guess they will figure out what treatment I need.

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sounds like a plan, i think there are lots of treatments so i am sure they will find the best one for you :slight_smile:

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I’m glad they can help @Leaf.

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Good luck to you.

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I have sleep apnea but refused treatment. I don’t want to use a cpap machine.

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Hey there Leaf is it? So, I thought that was outdated. Maybe it’s because i’m in Boston and it’s like the best medical care ever for East Coast…they typically send you home with a funny hat with electrodes to wear and a camera from your home and you push the button if you wake up feeling badly then the camera records it. I dunno. But it’s not that bad…It’s not FUN but it’s nothing you should be worried about though i acknowledge your fears. Stay strong. You got this.

.:Hollister:.

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Wow!

Wish I got help like that with my insomnia.

Time and research…

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Honestly my biggest fear is I have a phobia of traveling and I have to go out of state to get the test done because it’s the closest hospital that has a sleep lab. My doctor and I were discussing all the sedatives I would need for the trip and she didn’t want to give me as much as I was thinking I would need. But she said she would decide when we get scheduled.

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How long do you sleep each night? How long have you been having this problem? Why won’t they test you?

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I have had insomnia since I was a child.

I have not had testing suggested to me.

I can’t afford a private sleep clinic.

Don’t know if Medicare would cover testing.

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I have medicare

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I did that years ago. But I haven’t been getting treated because I couldn’t tolerate the treatment. Although they say its changed a lot in recent years. I just haven’t looked into it. I need to.

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I snore badly. My doctor wanted me to do a sleep study, but that unvolves being at the hospital 12 hours and being kicked out at 6 am. No one wants to come get me that early!

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To me that’s rotten. But I don’t have anyone either. I’ll be taking a medical transport paid for by my insurance company. It’s out of state, but only an hour away. I hope you can find someone to take you. Maybe your insurance will pay for a transporter.

Yeah. I could do medical transport. It’s just difficult to get a reliable vendor. We’re in the sticks and only 1 local cab company that do medical transport. They have 4 drivers and get booked quick.

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Good luck @Leaf ! I hope they fix it and help you get a good night’s sleep

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