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Old 10-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #1
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Sleep Specialists

I hear lots of fellow insomniacs on here suggesting that the next step is to go to a sleep specialist. My recommendation before doing that is to be very careful in selecting a sleep specialist. Here's my experience. The sleep specialist immediately made arrangements for a sleep study and the result was mild sleep apnea. He felt that the apnea was causing the insomnia. However, after CPAP treatment, it was clear that I had 2 separate sleep disorders, that insomnia was not caused by apnea because my insomnia continued. Well, he never delved into what was causing the insomnia, never asked about depression or anxiety....never looked into medical causes. He merely told me to take ambien every night. His interest sems to be only sleep apnea, not insomnia.

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Old 11-02-2011, 05:39 AM   #2
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Re: Sleep Specialists

yeah, that's why I haven't gone to one. I'm sure I don't have sleep apnea. I'm trying self-diagnosis first. Which isn't great, I know. I told my doctor and all she said was she would prescribe some prescription sleep aids. I don't want that either. I want to fix the core issue not mask it.

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