Originally Posted by MWM
Well, I slept great at the clinic again. I'm completely confused as to why I can't duplicate it at home. We used my mask even. They actually had the pressure lower last night than I've had it at home, so it's not too little pressure. Funny thing is, at the clinic I have a dozen or more of those round sensors attached all over my face and arm, I have an oximiter on my finer, bands around my stomach and chest and they don't bother me at all. It's like they're not there as I don't move an inch once I fall asleep there. But at home, I find myself changing positions, waking up, etc.... Weird!
That is weird. Completely the opposite of what I or others might anticipate occuring. Something is different. Maybe you could do some self monitoring and see what is different about you at home bedtime vs the sleep study sleep. My first thought is MWM is a bright thinking, analytical individual. Could it be so simple that your thinking on certain things at home and that is keeping your mind over active vs how you are during the sleep studies? I know that may seem rediculous, but, something is different in your experinces and your the only one that might know the differences.
You didn't take any meds for the sleep study did you vs not at home?
Anything different in food or beverage intake at home before bedtime or hours leading up to bedtime at home vs the sleep study?
Lighting any different leading up to sleep ?
Mental or emotional stimulations difference?
I say to myself, I go to the sleep clinic and I fall right to sleep without ever waking up, and when I do wake up I am fully refreshed. Positive self talk programming
Or I say to myself, when I am at home regardless of the CPAP pressure I end up tossing and turning all night long, I can’t
duplicate the sleep I get at the sleep clinic, at home. Negative self talk programming.
Sometimes a mind will do or carry out the instructions we give it with what we say or think to ourselves.
Try duplicating what you did that time leading up to the sleep study, to see if you can then get the same near or identicle sleep response at home.