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Sleep assessment

Discussion in 'Therapy' started by Rinka, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2016
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    A week ago I had an over night sleep assessment to find out why I sleep walk and have night terrors.
    That was pretty weird.

    I had to arrive pretty early at I think 5:30pm, get into my sleeping cloths and get wired up.
    I had wires on my head, to check on my sleeping brain :bored:
    On my face and chin to see if I grind my teeth. For my heart rate and also on my legs to see if I have restless legs during my sleep.
    I even have a tub that went along my nose with two buds in my nose, to see if I stop breathing during the night.

    Needless to say I did not sleep well.
    Might be good, they might have found something or might be bad because they needed me to sleep for a certain amount of time.
    We will see what they say in a month.

    After they have the results treatment will be discussed with me, could be CBT, counselling or medication such as benzo's to calm me down.
    We will see. :)
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  2. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member

    Jun 30, 2016
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    A few years ago over here in England, I used to work in an hospital and the department I worked in ran the sleep assessments. They DO make a difference to a lot of people, and it does help a lot to get to the root of the problems they have.

    Your brain is just as active when your sleeping as what it is when your awake, and that's something that people tend to forget, so a lot can be found out that you wouldn't imagine.
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  3. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2016
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    I would have been afraid to move in case I dislodged a wire or something. It sounds like an interesting test and it'll be interesting to see what they say the results are in a month.

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