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Sleep apnea misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 24, 2011
  • 00:09 AM


Recently did a sleep study which showed lots of apneas during sleep. A year ago I did another study and nothing showed up. I admit the latest sleep at the sleep clinic was un-ordinary, frequently waking up and gasping for air, but none of this happens at home. Ive been diagnosed with sleep apnea and told I have to use the machine, but my sleep problem (the one i went in for in the first place) isnt resolved even with the machine. I go into a light sleep, not getting much deep sleep and towards 3-4am I go into a state of wake-sleepness where i know i am sleeping lightly. During this stage up until 7am when i get up I dont really sleep, my mind is just going around and around in this dream like state, but they arent even dreams more like nasty twisted thoughts in a lucid state.

The machine was giving me too many of these lucid dreams so I stopped using it for a while becauase i felt i wasnt getting enough rest and would dwell on these dreams for the better part of the next morning. Now I only use it occassionally and end up ripping off the mask at 3-4am.

Last night I must have slept from 11-4 only, and the night before the same thing. This has been going on for a while now, Im still functional kind of but I worry about night time and going to sleep (or rather not sleeping).

I dont know what else to do. Ive tried relaxing before bedtime, hot showers/baths, camomille tea, warm milk, reading, etc to no avail. Why cant my doctor find the cause?

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