From: firstname.lastname@example.org(Steven B. Harris)
Subject: Re: Hypersomnia and exercise
Date: 20 Jun 1999 08:12:35 GMT
In <37684E60.27113C03@cs.uoregon.edu> Bret Wood
> 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.