A little background, I am 36 and around when I was 18 my mom was diagnosed with narcolepsy. I had similar sleep patterns as her and i had a sleep study done soon after. I had the naps during the day where I was supposed to stay awake between naps to keep the test accurate. Since I was stuck in the bed with books and tv I did drift off a few times between schedule naps. Doc said I tested positive for N and negative for apnea. Took some meds for a short time but was able to manage fine without them so I stopped taking them and seeing the doc. I always wondered if I could have had a false positive because of dozing between naps.
Over the years I have fallen asleep at inappropriate times, meetings, church, etc. Recently I haven't but I do have EDS even after a full night's sleep, which that hasn't been as good lately either. I figure maybe I don't fall asleep because I do have constant distractions in the form of 3 kids and I have to keep an eye on my toddler or if I do try to sleep she will sit on me or poke my eyes.
Recently I decided to look into the struggles I am having. Went through ADHD testing and I am borderline, may or may not have it. I just a couple days ago started ritalin, 20 mg, for that and it seems the oppressive sleepiness in my head has lessened. But I also discussed sleep issues with my doc and he referred me to a sleep center. The lady on the phone said I don't need the daytime nap testing if I don't fall asleep during the day. I still wonder about apnea but can't ignore the testing that came out positive years ago. My husband doesn't want to spend the money on the sleep study right now. Should I make an appointment with the sleep doctor to discuss how likely I am to have an issue?. Hubby even said he would rather spend money on CPAP than testing and just see if it works but I told him it doesn't work that way. Any advice on where I should go to figure out if a sleep test would be worth the money right now? Or if I just need to give the ritalin more time to see if ADHD is my main issue?