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Unread 10-09-2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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I am sleeping too much by taking naps and am not sure why. It doesn't seem to be meds because my meds have changed. I also have sleep paralysis a lot and it is kind of freaky. I have to get a sleep study in a month. Does anyone have tips for reducing need to nap?
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What are you getting the sleep study for? Do they think it's the sleep paralysis, or something else?

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. That causes a lot of naps and exhaustion. But it could also be a deficiency related to vitamins/minerals you're taking in. Could also be mental health related. No way to know for sure except to see a doctor.

As for tips for reducing naps... caffeine? Getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night? Good sleep hygiene (no technology at least an hour before bed etc)...
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I am getting a polysomnograph and mslt. They think the sleep paralysis is part of something else. My sleep at night is broken, it is annoying
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I am getting a polysomnograph and mslt. They think the sleep paralysis is part of something else. My sleep at night is broken, it is annoying
wow!! I am sorry for that
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I am getting a polysomnograph and mslt. They think the sleep paralysis is part of something else. My sleep at night is broken, it is annoying
So I looked up both of those terms, because I didn't know what they were.

As it turns out, the first one (polysomnograph) is what they generally use to test for sleep apnea, which is what I have. So you could have sleep apnea, which would explain the tiredness.

As for the MSLT, that sounds unpleasant. Being woken up several times? Argh.

I hope the tests give you answers.
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