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Anyone do a sleep study?
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:00:30 am »
I did an at home one a few months ago with no indication of sleep apnea.  Iím finding out that those at home tests arenít very accurate.   
My son and his bodies know Iíve been in a really rough time this year and no one really knows why.
I never knew I snored.   They videoed and did audio on me when sleeping and yeah, Iím not a good sleeper.  Snoring and moving.   No clue this happened.
Iíve also noticed that I have absolutely no dreams anymore as I did when I felt great.  Ironically this has happened during this bad period.  Never reallly thought about it.  I am now.   You need to be in REM mode to dream and let your mind and body to get what it needs. REM is when you have your dreams.  Iíve also noticed, the less I sleep the better I feel the next day. And by better I donít mean good. 
Anyway i scheduled a sleep lab for Dec 12. 
Anyone done this?  Anyone have apnea?  Whatís your story? 
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 09:03:43 am by JBone »

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 01:37:26 am »
Yep done 3 of them now, I have bad apnea and need to get a CPAP or APAP. Never made the connection to REM and dreaming before, I dont think its valid in my case as I have always snored very heavily but only stopped vivid dreaming since low T started.
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Re: Anyone do a sleep study?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 02:57:43 am »
P have an appointment with a sleep specialist at the end of the month. Dont think I have apnea though, but know I have some sort of sleep issue.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 08:01:42 am »
P have an appointment with a sleep specialist at the end of the month. Dont think I have apnea though, but know I have some sort of sleep issue.
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Yeah, donít know if I have apnea but I do know I have a sleep issue for years.  Some kind of deprivation.
You guys have any physical or mental changes?
Peak, didnít you say you were gonna do a study?


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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 08:34:25 am »
I've had 2. Doc's think I have complex sleep apnea, I've been using a VPAP machine for 5 years and I've noticed no improvement in sleep quality or how I feel despite the data from the machine saying I no longer have apnea events. The thing I don't understand, and the sleep docs don't seem to understand either, is why do I never feel sleepy or even yawn anymore. I take Ambien to get to sleep but wake up every 2 hours all night long. I also don't get REM sleep. It's been maddening.


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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 09:44:51 am »
I've had 2. Doc's think I have complex sleep apnea, I've been using a VPAP machine for 5 years and I've noticed no improvement in sleep quality or how I feel despite the data from the machine saying I no longer have apnea events. The thing I don't understand, and the sleep docs don't seem to understand either, is why do I never feel sleepy or even yawn anymore. I take Ambien to get to sleep but wake up every 2 hours all night long. I also don't get REM sleep. It's been maddening.

Some medications actually prevent REM sleep.

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 12:07:35 pm »
I don't have much of an exciting story, but have been using CPAP for about 5 years. 

I developed sleep apnea shortly after going on TRT.  It was pretty clear what was going on since I was experiencing some very obvious text book signs and symptoms, but needed a sleep study to confirm/get my insurance to pay for treatment.

Had an in home sleep study which revealed moderate sleep apnea, and began treatment with CPAP.  Definitely an adjustment period getting used to the masks, I really hated it at first.  Things got easier after ~6 weeks, and it's been a match made in heaven ever since.  I love my CPAP machine now, such a game changer. 

I dislike how silly it looks, certainly takes some of the "sexy" out of the bedroom, but thankfully my wife is a very tolerant person.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 12:29:24 pm »
I don't have much of an exciting story, but have been using CPAP for about 5 years. 

I developed sleep apnea shortly after going on TRT.  It was pretty clear what was going on since I was experiencing some very obvious text book signs and symptoms, but needed a sleep study to confirm/get my insurance to pay for treatment.

Had an in home sleep study which revealed moderate sleep apnea, and began treatment with CPAP.  Definitely an adjustment period getting used to the masks, I really hated it at first.  Things got easier after ~6 weeks, and it's been a match made in heaven ever since.  I love my CPAP machine now, such a game changer. 

I dislike how silly it looks, certainly takes some of the "sexy" out of the bedroom, but thankfully my wife is a very tolerant person.

Do you feel any different during the day?

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 06:53:26 pm »
I did a home based one after some elevated hematocrit and RBC numbers going on TRT. I was expecting it to tell me I had apnea but it wasn't even close. So either its not a decent test, I didn't have any episodes that particular night or I'm actually in the clear. I know I snore from time to time but kind of think its not every night.

Been considering trying one of those mouthpieces and donate blood as often as I can. I don't wake feeling tired usually and still have pretty vivid dreams on a decent basis. Also trying naringin to hopefully help with the RBC numbers. I sometimes wake every couple hours and night and have an occasional bout of anxiousness at night or get a little warm under the covers.

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 08:09:12 am »
I don't have much of an exciting story, but have been using CPAP for about 5 years. 

I developed sleep apnea shortly after going on TRT.  It was pretty clear what was going on since I was experiencing some very obvious text book signs and symptoms, but needed a sleep study to confirm/get my insurance to pay for treatment.

Had an in home sleep study which revealed moderate sleep apnea, and began treatment with CPAP.  Definitely an adjustment period getting used to the masks, I really hated it at first.  Things got easier after ~6 weeks, and it's been a match made in heaven ever since.  I love my CPAP machine now, such a game changer. 

I dislike how silly it looks, certainly takes some of the "sexy" out of the bedroom, but thankfully my wife is a very tolerant person.

Do you feel any different during the day?


Yes definitely.  If I don't wear my CPAP for some reason, I feel like a complete space cadet all day.  Head in the clouds. 

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 06:16:34 am »



Yes definitely.  If I don't wear my CPAP for some reason, I feel like a complete space cadet all day.  Head in the clouds.

How come you chose CPAP over APAP and some of the other alternative out there?
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 02:42:53 pm »
I was diagnosed with Sleep apnea 26 years ago. Been on CPAP ever since. Got tonsils removed and was almost "healed". When I went on Testosterone I was retested and the apnea was back (more disturbances). I have heard this is possible. Not thrilled since I was hoping to break free from the machine but a small price to pay IMHO.

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 03:23:04 pm »
I was diagnosed with Sleep apnea 26 years ago. Been on CPAP ever since. Got tonsils removed and was almost "healed". When I went on Testosterone I was retested and the apnea was back (more disturbances). I have heard this is possible. Not thrilled since I was hoping to break free from the machine but a small price to pay IMHO.

You were doing well after tonsils removed and then trt brought it back?   
I may have it now.  I've been on trt for 6 years and have noticed my throat "thicker".   I probably have apnea now. 
I still have tonsils and was hoping that if I get diagnosed I could have surgery to take care of it.  I guess that doesn't work all the time though. 
The machine works good for you?   Any problems?  Did it work right away? 

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 06:27:42 pm »



Yes definitely.  If I don't wear my CPAP for some reason, I feel like a complete space cadet all day.  Head in the clouds.

How come you chose CPAP over APAP and some of the other alternative out there?


My machine is able to do either APAP or CPAP.  Whenever I talk about it I just refer to it as my CPAP machine, mostly because that's the term that people are more familiar with. 

For me, APAP is definitely the better option.

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Re: Anyone do a sleep study?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2017, 07:08:30 pm »
I was diagnosed with Sleep apnea 26 years ago. Been on CPAP ever since. Got tonsils removed and was almost "healed". When I went on Testosterone I was retested and the apnea was back (more disturbances). I have heard this is possible. Not thrilled since I was hoping to break free from the machine but a small price to pay IMHO.

You were doing well after tonsils removed and then trt brought it back?   
I may have it now.  I've been on trt for 6 years and have noticed my throat "thicker".   I probably have apnea now. 
I still have tonsils and was hoping that if I get diagnosed I could have surgery to take care of it.  I guess that doesn't work all the time though. 
The machine works good for you?   Any problems?  Did it work right away?

I don't know for sure that it was the trt but that was the only variable that changed. In fact I had lost some weight so my thoughts were it should be better. I love my machine. It takes a little time to get used to it but once you do it really helps.

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Re: Anyone do a sleep study?
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