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My primary care clinic set me up with a sleep study. This Thursday I have the sleep study evaluation. The lady in the sleep study clinic said the evalaution would only take 30 minutes and the actual sleep study would be scheduled later. What does the evaluation entail?

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how long between your primary care appt has it taken to get the sleep study evaluation?

I am going to primary care dec 7th and I am requesting a sleep study as well. I am curious to hear about the responses as well. I have heard some people take a monitor home with them, any truth? do you ahve to sleep at a hospital?

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how long between your primary care appt has it taken to get the sleep study evaluation?

I am going to primary care dec 7th and I am requesting a sleep study as well. I am curious to hear about the responses as well. I have heard some people take a monitor home with them, any truth? do you ahve to sleep at a hospital?

I had my primary care appointment this morning and the doctor put the consult in, but before I made it home the sleep study clinic called my cellphone with an appointment for this Thursday

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I had my primary care appt about two weeks ago and had my evaluation yesterday. They made me, and about six other dudes, sit through a 20 minute slideshow. The lady measured my neck circumference and looked inside my mouth to see how much room I had in there. I also turned in my questionnaire packet. The actual sleep study was scheduled for about three months from now. They say that if you test positive for OSA, then you get a CPAP machine right away. They also test you for other sleep issues, like restless leg and narcolepsy, etc...

They want the first one done at the hospital (usually contracted out to a local hospital) in a controlled environment. Some folks can do this at home, but usually if they convince their doc that they cannot sleep elsewhere. I am going to try my study at the hospital first. My girlfriend had one done a year ago (not related to the VA) and they actually had her come back for a second study to verify some things.

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The first 30 minutes is an evaluation. If they think you need the study that comes next.

Good Luck

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In my case the sleep study itself was done at a

Sleep Disorder Clinic connected to a local hospital.

I arrived about 10:30 pm then around 11:30 pm

they put a bunch of glue and wires into my hair at the scalp level.

Then I took my night-night meds and layed there and watched

tv until about 3:30 am.

They woke me up at 5:00 am - took the junk out of my hair

and booted me out. I slept in my car in the parking lot for about 3 hours - woke up and drove home.

Test results - inconclusive - no REM sleep pattern.

jmho,

carlie

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