firefitr26emt wrote:no it was not supposed to be a split night, just one night, no cpap. What does that mean, he will have to rescedule me for a sleep lab before I can get a cpap?
Depending on the results of the first test, yes, you will likely have to go back, is my guess. But wait until you talk to the doctor.
My sleep study was scheduled to be two nites, but when I called the sleep study clinic about some small thing, they mentioned it would be a split nite study. Apparently my doctor had made the change, presumably suspecting certainty about my apnea, and especially knowing my oxygen level was extremely low.
So I got the split nite. The second part of the test, they fit you with the mask and machine and tell you to sleep. They then test to see how you do at different pressures. They increase the pressures until they see an improvement where you no longer experience sleep apnea episodes. They can see that on the graph they produce. My sleep study report included a copy of that graph and it was interesting to see.
I too wondered if I slept enough for there to be test results. But apparently I had. You can see that on the graphs too, when you're sleeping, for the graph plots over time, throughout the nite. On my graph I saw a big hour-long period of activity when I was clearly awake. I laugh because I know that was the hour when I was trying to move from my right side to my left side. With all those wires, it took me nearly an hour to do!! Hahaha.
Since I had the split nite study, I don't know how soon the second nite study is scheduled. Presumably soon, depending on the results of the first test.
If the scheduling is too long, you might ask the doc about arranging for a rental auto in the mean time, if things are a real struggle for you. But I would imagine the second nite study is prearranged and it will be soon, if it's needed.