I'm curious on this topic as well. Not sure what tests would actually qualify as useful.So many people have symptoms that clearly indicate SDB (sleep-disordered breathing, such as sleep apnea and UARS).
I've done a lot of neurofeedback and my QEEG's have shown a brain that wasn't getting enough deep sleep. This isn't done sleeping of course, but it definitely showed brain patterns of an unrested brain.An in-lab sleep test is what I'm referring to, where they hook you up to EEG and a bunch of other stuff.
WatchPAT is best at-home sleep test that is readily available. Obviously, it isn't as good as an in-lab test but it's far better than nothing or personal electronics (fitbit, apple watch, oura ring, etc).
Then what are solutions? My husband was able to stop his extremely bad snoring and waking up a lot with a CPAP. I think a lot of it is neck fat but he couldn't ever lose weight while having the disordered sleep.
Yeah his T level was extemely low. Despite being able to put on a lot of muscle mass. His diet is body builder style. Beef and rice, OJ, protein powder, granola bars as snacks, aspirin. We never got him tested as it wasn't covered by insurance. So we don't know for sure. But he'd snore so loud his airway was almost closed off then he'd wake up to get air. The CPAP completely stopped the snoring and he says he's even breathing mostly thru his nose now.Has your husband had his thyroid, t levels, dhea, prolactin, etc tested?
His diet and lifestyle can really impact it. Also sleep environment can play a stronger role for some than others.
Has he had any testing to prove that his sleep is "objectively" different now?
For most people it’s obesity or craniofacial abnormalities. Losing weight and getting surgery are generally effective treatments for those problems.Then what are solutions? My husband was able to stop his extremely bad snoring and waking up a lot with a CPAP. I think a lot of it is neck fat but he couldn't ever lose weight while having the disordered sleep.
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