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Pleeb

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Sleep clinic...
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:41:04 PM »
Went for hearing test and sleep clinic the other day.  Long wait between the two!

Sleep clinic - btw, it's part of pulmonary or breathing difficulties part of hospital.  I was surprised...makes sense, I guess.

Went to sleep around 10.....got up at 6 a.m. - you have to, because cleaners come at 6:30 - I got about 2 hours sleep!!!!!!  Nurse said they can get data if the person doesn't sleep at all.  I've sleepwalked the odd time lately.....a few feet, and shuffle papers on desk around.  I was hoping to sleepwalk last nite, so they could say aha!.....But maybe they can tell a person has a tendency to sleepwalk..


Hospitals are cold.....I didn't realize there's a big bin of blankets in the hall.  I take two.....BUT putting them on and adjusting them, I'm afraid I'll undo electrodes.


I go to pee once, and nurse comes running.....I undid one electrode....they can tell, also, they videotape us.

I'm afraid to change positions, adjust blanket etc in case I disturb electrodes.


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Guy at a sleep study.  The thing around his neck, mine was bigger, and heavy.  When you go to sleep, you put it on a table....you don't wear it at night.


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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 10:13:09 PM »
Hello Peter. I never got a good nights sleep either whenever I've had to stay at a sleep clinic (4 times). I also hate being forced to get up at 6am , not to mention being wired before 10pm. I hope that you get a good result from the clinic. Take Care paul m

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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 07:06:58 PM »
Paul, thanks.....For results, I see a Dr. on August 28.....Long wait.


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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 02:48:51 PM »
I have to go again the end of August.....see sleep Dr. in November.

I'll find out, but probably because I only slept 2 hours...I think.  So they didn't have enuf data.


Plan for next time....dress more warmly...serious.  I've never been in a hospital overnight - I didn't realize at first that there is a container in the hall where you can grab blankets.

If I go to bed at 10:00, then I'll go to bed at 10 a few days before the test, so my body isn't in shock from going to bed so early.


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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 03:02:48 PM »
People ask if I have trouble sleeping.

Not necessarily.....the sleep lab is partly to find out things that you may not be aware of when you sleep:
-loud snoring
-breathing difficulties and such....


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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 07:20:14 PM »
I also don't have so much trouble sleeping since taking Mirtazapine, which I take at night.

I don't mind the vivid dreams on it.


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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 03:21:27 AM »
It turns out I don't have to go for a second sleep study....they got enough data from my first one.  Maybe I slept more than I thought.

BUT, I see the sleep Dr. re the results around November 7!   >:(  Long wait!  What if I have something wrong?  I think I'm a loud snorer.

Paul, you guys can hear me snore to all the way to where you live on Lake Simcoe (?)?   :o


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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 12:15:16 PM »
Hi Peter,
 I went for a sleep study. I didn't sleep much. I was told that I needed to do another one. I was borderline. The doctor that is the head of the sleep study is a crook. All he wanted to do was to sell me one of those machines. The doctor asked how much I drove. I said not much. I read in reviews that he will take your license away. Reviews totally not good on him. I was sent for this study by my kidney specialist. When I saw him again he was very happy that I didn't buy the machine.
At home I became very angry about the fact that the doctor wanted another sleep study. No way I am doing it again. Although the doctor led me to believe I had a very slight sleep apnea he was playing on me for his profit.
I am not saying that sleep studies are not good for some people.

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Re: Sleep clinic...
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 03:29:50 PM »
Hi, Dragonfly....Sorry to hear about that weasel doctor!

My sleep clinic is at St. Michael's hospital, so there would be any weasely behavior by the Dr.


Peter