Ok so for about 10 years I have had doctors suggest sleep studies to me for my insomnia. Most insist that sense I am overweight I must have sleep apnea despite the fact that none of my bed partners have ever mentioned me not breathing or gasping for air, and since I got my enlarged tonsils removed I have been told my snoring is nearly non-existant. So finally my osteopath doctor, whom I adore and respect greatly, has convinced me to finally go through with this.
I have a few reservations about this whole thing. First off, I am so used to having someone in bed next to me that I don't fall asleep very well if at all when I am alone. Secondly, the wires and electrodes that will be attached to me are a cause for concern because I do toss and turn a lot at night. Third, ever since my brief stay on a psych ward as a teenager I have been terrified of sleeping in a clinical setting and I am paranoid as it is about being watched. Granted, this is being done in a hotel room instead of a hospital, which does help some, but when I am alone and freaked out my mind will not let me sleep without heavy sedatives. I'm not sure that this will even be worth my time if I can't sleep.
Anyone else go through one of these and have similar issues? If so how did you overcome it? Do you have any tips for me?
Ember aka Jamie
Diagnosed 3/09 after 10 years of trying to find an answer.
Rx: Gabapentin 1 1x/day, Valium 1/2-1 3x/Day, Tramadol 1-2 As Needed, Dilaudid 1 as Needed
Other Therapies either trying or will try soon: Yoga, PT, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Massage
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