If you have had a sleep study, did it show evidence of any of these conditions?
1. sleep apnea
2. restless leg syndrome
3. slow-wave sleep (aka deep sleep) interruptions
@EricaVandenborre--I am not looking for solutions but am specifically interested in people's results from sleep studies. There is a theory that there is a correlation between disruptions of slow-wave (deep) sleep and fibromyalgia, that these disruptions may actually be a cause. So, I wanted to know whether doctors are ordering sleep studies and whether the participants on this site have been diagnosed with slow-wave sleep disruptions.
I also have been diagnosed with sleep apnea after a sleep test (got so bad I was falling asleep at my desk!) After CPAP my sleep improved...still have fibro symptoms but I am not sleepy 24/7!
, As far as I know, they told me that it was imperative for them to get 7-8 hours of sleep to be able to get any conclusive results. So chances are they didn't have anything to show.
Yes, I've had several. I do have moderate sleep apnea, but even with a cpap I was falling asleep behind the wheel, and mid-sentence. I had a 24 hour sleep study that showed I also had hypersomnia - a kissing cousin to narcolepsy. I have to take medication to stay awake during the day! But when the meds wear off, I'm extremely tired. 🛌💤😴
I had one done right around my fibro diagnosis. I was there because I have terrible insomnia and was hoping for an explanation. I couldn't go to sleep and somewhere around 1:30 a.m. or so they told me if I didn't go to sleep soon they wouldn't be able to collect enough data. I told them well the reason I'm here is because I can't sleep. I think I ended up sleeping 3 hours or so and the final report they issued didn't show a possible reason for my poor sleep. I often wonder if they even really did anything 🙁