I just completed a sleep study a few weeks ago, and got my results faxed to me. I went in with suspected OSA/catathrenia, and came out with a perfect score on respiratory.
Sleep patterns, a whole other issue. REM latency, 6 minutes.
Like most I'd assumed nacrolepsy requires cataplexy. I've never had issues like that, just daytime sleepiness. I always want to take a nap, I can't focus, and I have no energy. I sit at a desk, and when I'm home I'm usually laying in bed.
I have dropped into sleep at work, but not in a few years, though I'm sure if I put my head down I could fall asleep.
I often have auditory hallucinations when attempting to sleep. Usually, I think I hear the radio playing music I've never heard.
When i was in school, around noon I'd feel strange, like my muscles were tingly, and my stomach would tense up and I'd be incredibly hungry. I get the same thing now around 5pm, and as a result, eat a massive meal when I get home, usually 2 pounds of food.
Had depression issues most of my life, was on anti-depressants for a while, and they really messed with my sleep. Was always tired, and would often have false-awakenings, and many pre-lucid dreams.
I've seen that orexin/hypocretin deficiency connects with narcolepsy, depression, and appetite. Do I finally have a diagnosis?
if so, from what I've seen, there's not really much in the way of treatment other than stimulants, and NRIs, but aren't there some orexin agonists in the works?
I would appreciate any comments/advice. I've only just started looking into this in the past couple of hours, so I could use any guidance someone might have. I'll be speaking with the sleep doctor in a few days to go over the results, but I'm assuming that he'll just send me off to a neurologist, right?
adding my hypnogram