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From: B. Harris)
Subject: Re: Hypersomnia and exercise
Date: 20 Jun 1999 08:12:35 GMT

In <> Bret Wood
<> writes:

> If you have a problem which involves sleep, you
>NEED to see a sleep specialist, because most of the stuff that has
>been learned about sleep hasn't filtered out into the rest of the
>medical community very much.

    Some has, some hasn't.  The main reason to visit a specialist is
that that's the only place you'll find the necessary equipment.  You
can take a guess at certain sleep problems from history (and I've
helped many a grateful patient after years of suffering with restless
legs-- which can be a daytime thing also-- with Sinemet.  Even with the
old quinine).  And you can send people home with apnea monitors
(recording pulse oximeters), and catch many a problem that way.  But to
really do the job right, there's no substitute for a sleep lab.

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