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Old 06-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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I'm going in for a sleep study to try to figure out why I have sleep aggression. Basically, I'm a fouled mouth jerk in my sleep. My wife didnt tell me that I've been this way for the past 3 years. It wasn't until it got really bad in the last 4 - 6 months that she's talked to me about it.

My doc had 2 theories: it's either non-REM apnea related or REM neurological related. So I'm kind of hoping a CPAP is in my future rather than brain meds.

I'm reading through my sleep center instructions. This **** is funny.

#3. Please shampoo your hair 12-24 hours prior to your study. Avoid hair sprays, oils, hair tonics, or back combing.

WTF is "back combing"? I'm a hairy guy, but I've never felt the urge to comb my back.

#7. ... Two piece pajamas and underpants are necessary as the technicians will be applying approximately 30 sensors to your body and face.

Only 30 sensors? I'm sure I'll sleep fabulously.

#9. Please do not take your sleeping medication until after the technician has prepared you for the study.

Since I'm interactive, I don't get the sleep medication. And since I apparently hate being touched in my sleep, I'm imagining them poking me with a stick all night.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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Back Combing? But really, hope you find some kind of solution from this. Sounds like a PITA.

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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They told me I slept pretty well although I felt I sleep horrible. I certainly missed memory foam bed.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
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I certainly don't feel like I sleep the same when not in my own bed. Maybe I sleep okay, but not the same.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:41 AM   #5
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I'm hanging out waiting to be hooked up to the sensors. I'm trying to think of it like being at a conference hotel... A conference hotel where they bedazzle my ass before I go to sleep.

The room is freaking claustrophobic though. Heavy shades. Super quiet.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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Good luck man and sleep tight! I hope they find what's going on and its an easy fix
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:57 AM   #7
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I'm hooked up to the monitors. Just killing time now until I'm sleepy.

It's weird. With all the sensors glued to me, I feel like I'm wearing a football helmet and I look like I just strolled away from an ICU.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #8
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My brother had to go trough it for severe apnea... No meds, he moves a lot and kept ripping sensors off, they woke him and reapplied almost 10 times. It would be easier to start with he apnea machine instead of the study... Cheaper on insurance too.

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:15 AM   #9
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I worked as a sleep tech. For like 6 months.. Until the hospital ran out of money ugghh.. Good luck people are never expected to sleep their best but you will sleep.. Good luck

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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I absolutely hated the sleep study.( I did it twice) I hated the idea of wearing a CPAP mask and told them I wouldn't use it. Then they told me if I didn't that my insurance might not pay for the two sleep studies, so I gave it a try. Now I love the damn thing. I've never slept better.
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