I don’t know how many insomniacs feel as I do about their experiences with clinics, but I come across quite a few people who say they’d hoped to learn more about their problem but they hadn’t got anything by way of advice or medication that they couldn’t have got elsewhere, for a lot less money.
What I wanted was the research, to learn about my hormone levels. They don’t even look at hormones. There was a lot of borderline psychobabble and new age talk, make yourself comfortable, turn the lights off. I got told about sleep hygiene, told to get more exercise.
They gave me a pamphlet on sleep hygiene. You can read about sleep hygiene anywhere.
If you don’t have apnea, forget it. They have nothing for you. That didn’t stop them from taking my money. I was using my own money, and it cost quite a lot.
My doc said he’d refer me to a clinic if I wanted, but he said nobody he’d ever referred had got much out of them.
Were you helped by your experience with a sleep clinic?