My wife has told me on numerous occasions that I stop breathing while I'm asleep and that I snore like a buzz saw. I finally gave in to her (women have a way of getting what they want, if you know what I mean), and I went to the doctor. Of course the doctor I went do basically did nothing except refer me to a pulmonary doctor. That was back in July, and my appointment with the pulmonary doctor was this past Thursday.
I get to the doctor's office a little bit before my appointment since I knew there would be a butt load of paperwork to complete. I never knew there would be this much. If I remember, I filled out about 17 different forms and questionaires, not to mention the ones I had to take home with me. The doctor comes in, and he really doesn't do very much. He listens to my heart and breathing. Then he says he wants me to do the sleep study. He goes into how after I get my problem treated how much better everything will be. He says that my legs cramps will go away, blood sugar and blood pressure will go down, and I'll lose weight. These are all great things, but I knew then that he hadn't even looked at my chart. My blood pressure has always been really good as well as my blood sugar levels. When I questioned him about it, he then looked at my chart and said that it would help me down the road as I got older.
So, what I'm wondering is exactly what to expect from this sleep study. No one in my family has ever had one, and the only one that has had one where I work is a complete whack job that thinks he has everything in the world wrong with him. So that is why I turn to this community. I know that they'll have to hook me up to some kind of device or machine, but exactly what kind? Will there be cameras in the room? I know that these people have seen everything, but God only knows what I do in my sleep. How in the world am I supposed to go to sleep when I'm hooked up to something or not sleeping in my own bed?
Then there's the name: sleep study. I thought my days of studying were over since I got out of college. Hopefully, I can at least pass this lol.
Thanks in advance for any information.