I am a 24 year old male 6’1”, 210lbs, workout a few times a week but have been slacking a little lately, I have always had some sleeping issues, whether insomnia or trouble staying asleep, etc.
The past couple years I have been falling asleep and staying asleep just fine for the most part, but it seems that whether I sleep 3 hours or 13 hours, I never want to wake up in the morning. I can’t remember a time I woke up or my alarm went off and I actually felt rested and ready to get out of bed.
My fiancé says that I snore in my sleep, like I will be snoring and it’ll go silent (not sure if completely stop breathing or just snoring), then snore again. I’ve always had some anxiety and probably slight depression. I don’t feel awake until about 30 minutes after getting out of bed. I am yawning/fairly tired throughout the day and I really lack motivation. I have a great job and great opportunities but I feel like I am just doing the minimum and know I can and should be doing more. I have basically lost all interest in the gym and I used to love it. I do work 10-12 hour days, but it is typical and not going to change. I like what I do but I know that I could LOVE it if I could get some energy and motivation.
I think that I have good reason to want to do a sleep study, but I also don’t wan’t to do one in a lab, and don’t have a lot of time to spend multiple occasions at the doctor.
Are at home sleep studies reliable enough to tell me if I have sleep apnea or not? Is it typical to see a PCP, get referred to a lab, then get a sleep study prescribed, then have to go back for follow ups for readings and other things?
It is tough for me to start a process when I have to make 2 appointments before I can even get a sleep study machine prescribed. I have good insurance and would really like to just see a PCP, have them prescribe the study, go home and sleep, then go to someone for a follow up to look at the readings, but I don’t know if it works like that. Hell, it would be nice if I could just call and tell them the symptoms and get it prescribed over the phone considering that’s all that will happen, but that’s a whole other topic lol