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Doc Said I Don't Have Sleep Apnea, But Alpha-Delta Sleep

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Hello, all! I recently had a sleep study done because my wife said it seems that I stop breathing while sleeping. Well, the sleep study revealed that I do not have sleep apneam but that I have alpha-delta sleep. The doctor said it is due to chronic pain. I hae degerenative arthritis in my lower back and my right ankle. My back aches all the time. I am on medication. I am 70% disabled. Can I make a claim to increase my current rating for this new "alpha-delta sleep"? Has anyone even herad of it? I have googled it and have seen sites talking about it.

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Just off the cuff, if the alpha-delta sleep is a condition secondary to conditions for which you are service connected, it ought to fly. Sounds like an uncommon term, and you might want to come in with a very solid outside opinion showing the connection between this new condition and whatever you're service connected for now along with a very good description of what the condition is.

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With a solid nexus statement from a doctor SC should be attainable. The real battle will be what rating code will they rate by analogy to. If SA is used they will probably use the 30% daytime solomence. In the medical opinon your doctor should provide detail on what the medical condition is doing to you and what the long term consequences will be (does this cause degeneration of the nerves, stress on organs, impead thought process)?

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This might be a long shot, but ask your doc about fibromyalgia. In some cases, wearing CPAP or BIPAP can get you past the alpha intrusions, which are linked to fibro.

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in all my years of doing this I've never heard of the Alpha-Delta sleep. I've got to do some research!!

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Hello, all! I recently had a sleep study done because my wife said it seems that I stop breathing while sleeping. Well, the sleep study revealed that I do not have sleep apneam but that I have alpha-delta sleep. The doctor said it is due to chronic pain. I hae degerenative arthritis in my lower back and my right ankle. My back aches all the time. I am on medication. I am 70% disabled. Can I make a claim to increase my current rating for this new "alpha-delta sleep"? Has anyone even herad of it? I have googled it and have seen sites talking about it.

I would file for an increase, now. If you're not working I would request TDIU. jmo

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