Sleep apnea

United States
December 26, 2006 9:16pm CST
My mom went to the hospital today to get her sleeping monitored. She has sleep apnea. I know that this is probably not some big of a deal, but I am extremely close with my mom and i love her very very much...I'm worried that something's going to go wrong at the hospital. I don't want to lose my mom. I don't know what this hospital thing entails. Do any of you here have sleep apnea? Did you have to go to the hospital and do this as well? What happens?
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
27 Jan 07
The tests are safe, the sleep apnea is not. I was diagnosed and will be getting my C-pap machine soon. I hope your mom's tests came out ok. If not, the C-pap should help her too.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, a couple years ago I had to be tested for sleep apnea because of my sleep problems. Fortunately for me, my testing came out negative as they did not find anything wrong. I slept like a baby that one night. I still have sleeping problems so I am wondering if I should get tested again for it.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
22 Jan 07
There is nothing that they will do to her at the hospital that is remotely life threatening. The connect electrodes to various places like an EEG or EKG test. It is actually more like an EEG. They will monitor your mother's sleeping and see how she is breathing, etc. Actually, her doing this could save her life and add years to her life. I use a CPAP (Controlled Positive Air Pressure) machine, which was prescribed by the sleep specialist. When I was first connected to this machine it freaked my husband out. He thought I was going to die, for sure. But it probably has saved my life and made me sleep with a more restful sleep so that I feel so much better than before. Don't worry. Your mother will be fine.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
27 Dec 06
To monitor her sleep they place a few electrodes on her head (to monitor brain waves) and on her cheat (to monitor breathing & heart rate) and watch her while she sleep. Perfectly safe. I wish you both the best of luck. Sleep apena causes you to stop breathing while you sleep. If it goes untreated it can be deadly.