A sleep study is a non-invasive test done while you are asleep. It helps in diagnosing different sleep disorders. In this test, the doctor observes you while you are sleeping and records data about your sleep pattern, which includes:
- Breathing rate
- Heart rate
- Eye movements
- Blood oxygen levels
- Muscle activity
Who needs to undergo a Sleep study?
- Sleep apnea or any sleep-related breathing disorder : In this condition, breathing may repeatedly stop and start during sleep.
- Periodic limb movement disorder : In this disorder, a person may repeatedly flex and extend their legs while sleeping. This condition can be associated with restless legs syndrome.
- Insomnia : Consistently having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
- Narcolepsy : Experiencing irresistible daytime drowsiness and sudden need to sleep.
- REM sleep behavior disorder : It involves acting out dreams while asleep.
- Unusual behaviors : Includes sleep walking or moving around during sleep.
How do I prepare for a Sleep study?
Who conducts the Sleep study?
Sleep Study is evaluated first by a polysomnography technologist, who utilizes the data to plan your sleep stages and cycles. Then the data is reviewed by your physician/pulmonologist.
What happens during the Sleep study?
Where is it done?
“If you are suffering from any sleep-related issues, consult a physician at RxDx Multispeciality Healthcare center, who can evaluate your condition and may recommend you a Sleep study”
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