Friday, June 1, 2012

Inconclusive Again

The lady finally called back almost first thing Wednesday and said the sleep study was normal.  So the third time wasn't the charm.  I'm wondering what the doctor's next course of action will be.

In the mail was a letter that said, "We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that one of our board certified sleep physicians (MY DOCTOR) has interpreted your recent sleep study and has preliminarily determined that the study showed signs of Primary Snoring."  So they don't want to say inconclusive in writing anymore and call it "Primary Snoring"???

I briefly searched online to find out what Primary Snoring is but didn't really find a definition but more how it differs from sleep apnea.  The differences listed are:
  • A complaint of snoring by an observer without witnessed gasping.
  • No evidence of insomnia or excessive sleepiness due to snoring.
  • No dryness of the mouth upon waking.
  • No associated abrupt arousals, lowered oxygen in the blood, or cardiac disturbances.
  • Normal sleep pattern.
  • Normal breathing pattern during sleep.
  • No signs of other sleep disorder.
Right away I wonder how they can classify whatever this is as Primary Snoring because of this excessive sleepiness I have.  Perhaps they don't think it's caused by my snoring.  Otherwise Primary Snoring is doctor speak for "we don't know what's wrong with you" in relation to excessive sleepiness.  I'll find out more details next week what the doctor says.

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