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Sleep apnea and psychiatrists

How many psychiatrists suggest that you have a sleep study conducted in order to identify obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia or some other sleep related disorder.  Treatment with CPAP has been shown to help alleviate mania, depression and anxiety.  The psychiatric medical literature talks that psychiatrists should perform a sleep questionairre to identify obstructive sleep apnea.
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I think a much cheaper and easier over night at home recording Oximeter run be made before any excpensive sleep study is undertaken.  

If one has obstructive sleep apnea some other breathing problems, including damaged lungs, it will show up as low Oxygen Saturation periods during the sleep period.

That is how I started and a sleep study confirmed the Oximeter test and provided the rest of the many measured quantities in a sleep study test.  I have mild obstructive sleep apnea - I'm working on lousing a few pounds which my solve my problem for a few years.  If the weight loss does not help I will likely go to a CPAP breathing mask, not something I want to do...but I know others who use a CPAP and get very good results.
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