I was diagnosed about 12yrs ago. Today my Sleep Doc tells me that I do not qualify to be treated for IH unless I get 7 hrs. sleep/night !! If they should treat me, they would lose their accreditation with...I think Sleep Fooundation (?). This means she will no longer prescribe Nuvigil or Provigil. I started keeping a log and I get 6-7 per night with a rare exception. But the computer shows only about 5.5 hrs./night ??

Is this 'requirement' for real? Has anyone else out there run into this?
This is the first time this has ever been mentioned to me. Thanks
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replied March 4th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It has not been mentioned in diagnostic criteria
rather polysomnographic features are more important.
Consultation with sleep therapist will be helpful.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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