What Happens During A Sleep Study And How Do You Qualify For One?

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I have problems sleeping almost every night. I wake up many times and I have a hard time staying asleep. Even taking tyelenol pm doesn’t help some nights, other times it will keep me asleep. It doesn’t really seem like I have racing thoughts that keep me awake, as that has been the case for me before. Now my body just doesn’t stay asleep. I also always feel uncomfortable in many positions and change alot. My family has told me that I sometimes gasp for breath or breathe weird but I don’t know how often that is.
I feel like I need a sleep study just to get something solved but I am running out of insurance pretty soon and I wondered how much they are, if it is worth getting one, and what happens during it.

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3 Responses to “What Happens During A Sleep Study And How Do You Qualify For One?”

  1. Richard B says:

    The first thing you need to do is to talk with your own physician. He or she can help you decide whether a sleep study is appropriate for your situation. Each sleep study is designed according to the patient’s presenting symptoms/complaint; but, basically, you’re hooked up to a machine that records brain waves and your vital signs when you are asleep.

  2. kako says:

    Sleep studies won’t help you learn how to sleep. They will test what they think works on you.
    Go to the doctor. You may have sleep apnea. Google it to find out what it is.

  3. Angie W says:

    I have had one. It was a few years ago. My doctor referred me to one. So you might want to talk to your family doctor about getting a sleep study done. The cost I don’t know as I had insurance.
    You asked what happens. The place I got it done at had a bunch of bedrooms they were done up and looked nice and comfy but some people get them done at hospitals i believe. She hooked me up to a bunch of wires everywhere. They were on my arms, legs, chest, and head. They put this white gunky stuff on ur scalp and the wires stick into it. Its uncomfortable to sleep with all the wires and knowing you’re being watched. They watch the stat screens and you’re also on video camera. Thats pretty much it you try to fall asleep and they watch you. You leave in the morning. I don’t remember if I got any results that day but my doctor had them all a couple days later.

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