Point of Sleep Studies?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by snooker11, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. snooker11

    snooker11 New Member

    would like to know, for practical purpose, what is the point of a sleep study? I know I sleep poorly, but what is a sleep study going to tell me that I don't already know, and will it somehow influence any medications I might take? It seems like the meds are kind of a trial and error type thing anyway, so what does it matter? I don't think I have sleep apnea, either. That would be the only thing they would look for, right?
  2. jennbug

    jennbug New Member

    Dr. uses sleep studies to rule out or confirm diagnosis. For me it was RL that was disurbing my sleep.
  3. bobn

    bobn New Member

    AngelaG said: "Is it possible to not have sleep apnea,but still never fall into stage 4 sleep??
    Anyone know what the treatment would be for that?"

    Yes, I have that. I think there are drungs, my neuro wants another different type of test before deciding.
  4. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    I've had a study done, they say I have Upper Airway Restrictive Syndrome, and I didn't have any stage 4 sleep, and only 3% stage 3. I found out that Effexor was one of the reasons I was having insomnia.

    I am sleeping better, but still not refreshed or anything.

    Raz
  5. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    If you sleep specialist is a pulmonologist, s/he may only be looking for sleep apnea. If s/he is a neurologist, s/he will also look at sleep cycle and sleep stages. Since both of my sleep specialist were pulmonologist and I don’t have sleep apnea, I don’t know what a neurologist could do to help if s/he discovered problems.