I posted the other night about not being able to get restorative sleep (so I think) for such a long time now, which I believe is a big part of my CFS symptoms. Thanks to everyone for your very helpful posts! Several responders suggested a sleep study and/or said it really helped them. My question is...mainly...how do you get insurance to pay for one? I understand they are extremely expensive, and even though hubby's getting a large raise with his new job, our cost of living is also going to skyrocket and we will not have any extra money to spend. There is no way I can do this unless I can swing insurance coverage, and I am not about to become a guinea pig and go through an MD's whole supply of sleeping tablets (and probably flip out on most of them, given my history) before they'll sign an order for a sleep study. Any info. would be helpful. My husband ends his current job next week, but we'll have COBRA which the new company will pick up for the next 3 mo., 'til their waiting period expires and we will get their indemnity insurance. Right now, we have a Blue Cross of CA PPO. Thanks very much again for all the great information!