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Mg3 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI was diagnosed with sleep apnea and issued a cpap. I’m currently still in the service. When I get out, will I have to re do the sleep study or will the one I did already suffice?
RODboricua posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI still active in the ARMY. Im been using my CPAP machine for more than a year. I got the machine because the ARMY send me to the hospital because I cant sleep. The hospital exam show that I have a moderate condition. The question is, Can I request another sleep study exam? If so, How long I have to wait? Maybe if my condition is worse I can get a 100% when I get retired.
Well I don't know where to go with this. Seems I have more issues. I went for my sleep study the other day. First off I was terrified and was uncomfortable. I often have a hard time going to sleep or if I go to sleep I wake up continuously. Being scared I wouldn't sleep or just to take the edge off I had a couple drinks. Two to be exact. That wasn't the problem. After taking all my meds I fell asleep but while asleep I became entangled in the cords and started having a violent dream. I was awaken by security trying to hold me down and then given some type of shot that knocked me out. I then woke up again in another hospital in the mental ward. I was released that evening but was still drugged up from my medications and the tranquilizer they shot me with. The police stopped by my house to check up on me just to see if I was ok. He said he had been dispatched on a health and welfare to my location a couple times but this time he was visiting on his own for he was the office who transported me. I don't know if my study was completed or if there will be another since the VA outsourced this study. What is left now? I clearly don't know what to do.
While this isn't particularly new news, there is a large story in USA Today 07/23/2014 page 6B by reporter Nanci Helmich mentioning solid medical research that links sleep deprivation to weight gain: "Losing sleep doesn't just leave you tired--- it can make you fat." This is due to how sleep deprivation affects certain hormones namely increasing ghrelin and decreasing leptin. Therefore, the connection of sleep apnea causing weight gain and even diabetes should be a no brainer and service-connecting weight gain/obesity or perhaps diabetes and hypertension as secondary conditions to a sleep disorder could be claimed. I realize that this is sort of a what came first issue: the chicken or the egg? However, if you started out thin/normal weight and then developed sleep apnea which led to weight gain, it would seem that there may be the basis for a well-grounded claim in the absence of other weight causing factors. Remember, not all sleep apnea is OSA / obstructive...there are also central or complex/mixed types as well. More info on this issue at: http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/disorders/sleep-apnea.htm Also see slide #19: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.stanford.edu%2F~davesv%2FWeight%2520%26%2520OSA.ppt&ei=-krQU9ydIs6iyATHiIHwCg&usg=AFQjCNFnDNcnaMb34bJh1yZoccIA9kQB7Q&bvm=bv.71667212,d.aWw