Hello Melmc. Welcome to the site. I am a insomniac but have never gone through a sleep study. It is the weekend, traffic is generally slow when it comes to responses to questions, so don't be discouraged, there are members here who might relate to your question. Best of wishes to you, pledge
I've personally have not, yet I have a relative that did, and recently. He did this through a University Hospital and it was an "at home" sleep study. He did not have to go sleep in a lab at the hospital as is usually the situation.
You may want to contact Univeristy Hospitals in your area to see if they do at home studies, because it's just more comfortable to be home than in some sterile lab bed.
Best wishes to you
I have terrible insomnia, and used to have extreme fatigue all day. My Dr. prescribed me Nuvigil for sleepiness to help me stay awake during the day. My insurance wouldn't pay for it unless I had certain condition's. Well, I wanted to have one done anyway, so I did. I'm assuming you're wanting to know what it was like, by your question. I did go to a sleep study center. But it was very comfortable believe it or not. They had a room in the back with a queen size bed, that I wanted to take home. It was a special bed for people with back problem's like myself, and oh it was comfy. It looked like a bedroom. Not everyone may have this experience, but where I went I did. I will be honest with you. They put cords and wires all over my body. Even a couple of places on my head, right on my scalp. So if you had to get up and go to the bathroom... you had to carry all these cords and wires with you. That was the most frusturating part to me.
Thank goodness I only had to go one time. lol. Everyone is different, but my experience wasn't bad. They said if I had sleep apnea they would come in within an hour or two and put a mask on my face (nose), and see if it helped me stay asleep, and the several moments of stopping breathing, like sleep apnea patients do. I didn't have to have that done, but my husband had one done, and was there an hour and they immediately put a mask on him. He has sleep apnea bad. The machine works miracles for him. They pretty much get back with you and give you the results of all the readings they found, if any. I'm sure someone else could explain more indepth with you about this. But this was my experience in a nutshell. If you need one, please don't be afraid to have one. Insomnia is awful, and can wreek havick on you're body if you don't try and do something about it. I know. I was getting downright sick due to it. I hope whatever you have done works out for you very well. I hope I helped you understand it a little anyways. Please take care of yourself, and best wishes to you. And write us back if you have one, and let us know what your experience was like, and what you found out. Your friend, Ruthie
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