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Sleep study

I have to have a sleep study because of possible sleep apnea. I wake up a few times per week gasping for air. I'm told it can affect your heart, blood pressure and even blood sugar, so I got the order from the doctor to get the sleep study, but I don't know where to go for this that has a good reputation. So I'm asking my fellow TTer's if they have ever had a sleep study done, where they went for it, and what it entails. Thanks very much in advance for your comments/recommendations.

created by bikerdude on Jan 04, 2018 at 05:50:58 pm     Comments: 12

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I had mine done at flower, but beware some insurance companies require an at home sleep study. Mine turned out not to be covered under insurance.

You will be hooked up to a variety of monitors (oximeter, etc) while you sleep. It can be hard to actually fall asleep and stay asleep. Good luck!

posted by WestToledoan on Jan 04, 2018 at 06:22:34 pm     #  

Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists on Holland Rd in Maumee. Dr. Daniel Pipoly - one of the best there is.

posted by Foodie on Jan 04, 2018 at 07:20:53 pm     #  

I had mine done at Flower Hospital. It was hard to get a good nights sleep in an unfamiliar bed and with all those wires attached but well worth it. I opted for the nasal pillows because I don't sleep with my mouth open. It's well worth it. You wake up feeling so refreshed! They make apps (https://myair.resmed.com/) that tells you a score out of 100 on how many hours of usage at night, how good of a mask seal, how many events per hour and so on. Best of luck to you!

posted by stooks on Jan 05, 2018 at 07:17:48 am     #  

I had mine done out at St Luke's.

On a related note, I'm not sure if you're seeing a specialist or not, but Dr Laline Mattison is an amazing physician. She takes the time to speak to you and explains everything. I cannot recommend her strongly enough.

posted by taliesin52 on Jan 05, 2018 at 09:03:16 am     #  

I had mine done out at St Luke's.

On a related note, I'm not sure if you're seeing a specialist or not, but Dr Laline Mattison is an amazing physician. She takes the time to speak to you and explains everything. I cannot recommend her strongly enough.

posted by taliesin52 on Jan 05, 2018 at 09:03:17 am     #  

The sleep study is annoying, but it is only for one night, or occasionally two if they need more data. It is not painful (save for peeling those monitor leads from my gorilla-like chest) and the only downside is you will probably get a poor night's sleep.

Which you are already getting if you have sleep apnea.

The benefits of using CPAP, however, last a lifetime. I consistently get much better sleep than before I had the CPAP machine, I am no longer prone to doze off in meetings, no longer have the urge to nap throughout the day, and I am sure that I have extended my life by at least a few years be reducing my risk of the various health conditions associated with sleep apnea.

My sleep apnea specilaits is Dr. Louis Tartaglia. He is smart, knows his field, and listens to patients. He is also very funny, in a sort of Al Pacinesque way. He works with the following group:

Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialists
1661 Holland Rd Ste 200
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 843-7800

posted by historymike on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:19:14 am     #  

Err.. "Pacino-esque."

posted by historymike on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:19:41 am     #  

I had mine done years ago in my high school American History class. I passed, I guess.

posted by madjack on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:40:11 am     #  

The magic marker mustache was proof of that.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:50:49 am     #   3 people liked this

I've always admired him for keeping the magic marker mustache all these years. He grew into it, for sure.

posted by justread on Jan 05, 2018 at 01:32:36 pm     #   1 person liked this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dgjOObPxds

posted by Mariner on Jan 05, 2018 at 02:28:09 pm     #  

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated!

posted by bikerdude on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:25:40 pm     #