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serebros
Unread post  Post subject: Getting a second sleep study?  |  Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:33 am

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Me: Male, Age:26, Height: 5'8, Weight: 170lbs, 15% Body Fat, Fit/Athletic, have always been a poor sleeper
Test: Polysomnograph and CPAP Titration (Sleep Study) Done in April 2015
DX: Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea, AHI: 8.6, RDI: 8.9 longest duration of apnea was 54 seconds
Treatment: Equipment(Philips Respironics at 6 cmH20, Full Face ResMed Airfit F10)
I am now getting a second sleep study done (ordered by General Practitioner since I am getting 3 different ENT consults for surgery and they want up to date sleep study results.
I just called the sleep study center and found out that it will only be a CPAP Titration (As in no PSG or Split Night study, the entire night will be with the mask on)
My question is: Is that okay that this study will only be CPAP Titration? Should I be concerned that there will be no stand alone PSG? Will a CPAP Titration only results be enough good information for the ENTs?
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jonny515
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Getting a second sleep study?  |  Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:01 pm

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How did they come up with the 6 cmH20 in the first place? Does it not really work? I'm wondering why you need a second one.

I'm gathering they only need to do the titration because they have the other info and no need for it. That said, in my titration I was wired up exactly the same as in the PSG. And the data that came out looked similar. They even had the camera on.


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Getting a second sleep study?  |  Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:19 pm
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serebros wrote:
I am now getting a second sleep study done (ordered by General Practitioner since I am getting 3 different ENT consults for surgery and they want up to date sleep study results.
I guess I'm confused as to why a CPAP titration is needed if you're having a consult for surgery (for sleep apnea?).

The original study was a Split night recording, so it includes a Baseline (for diagnosis) and Titration (for treatment pressure). You already have your diagnosis, so I'm not sure why you want a stand-alone PSG unless you question the validity of the original PSG (as part of the split) or are going to completely refuse to use CPAP. Did the ENT's request a Titration night recording? It's for them right, so why did your GP order the test?

I really don't know if a titration night would be good enough since I don't know what it is that they're (the ENTs) looking for.

Have you said you won't use CPAP or is CPAP not working for you?

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