Sleep Study for Apnea At Home
When you are ready to sleep, you will attach the sensors to your body as instructed. A member of the sleep team will give you instructions on how to use the home sleep apnea test device.
Sleep studies are tests that record what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing your sleep problems. Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleep. The two main types of sleep are non–rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM).
Normally, NREM and REM alternate 4 to 5 times during a night’s sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.
Why It Is Done ?
Sleep studies are done to find sleep problems, including: Sleep apnea, when an adult regularly stops breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer. Excessive snoring. Problems staying awake, such as narcolepsy Problems with nighttime behaviors, such as sleepwalking, night terrors, or bed-wetting.
Problems sleeping at night (insomnia).This may be caused by stress, depression, hunger, physical discomfort, or other problems. Problems sleeping during the day because you work at night or do rotating shift work. This sleep problem is called shift work sleep disorder. Conditions such as periodic limb movement disorder, which is repeated muscle twitching of the feet, arms, or legs during sleep.
Home Sleep Apnea Testing
A home sleep apnea test is designed to be a convenient way to collect information about your sleep.
Try to follow your regular routine as much as possible. Avoid napping Eliminate use of caffeine after lunch If you are on a regular medication, speak with your board-certified sleep medicine physician. Your doctor may recommend that you temporarily discontinue using the medication.
Before your home sleep apnea test, you may have to go to the doctor’s office to pick up the equipment. Alternatively, someone may deliver the home sleep apnea test to your home.
A member of the sleep team will give you instructions on how to use the home sleep apnea test device. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand. You can go to sleep at your regular bedtime. When you are ready to sleep, you will attach the sensors to your body as instructed. You may be asked to keep a sleep log or to press a button on the machine when you get into bed. When you wake up in the morning, you can remove the sensors. You may have to take the device back to the sleep center or return it by mail.&
We do provide full-service facilities that offer the following tests.
Polysomnogram (PSG) Study
This is the core sleep study test that will help the physician diagnose the main cause of a sleep disorder. It consists of an overnight study in the sleep lab in which the patient will be monitored with special equipment that records brain activity, breathing, cardiac patterns and LEG movements.
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) titration.
This study is ordered a patient has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Depending on the physician’s preference, the patient may or may not have been FITTED with a PAP mask and machine before coming into the lab. This overnight study helps determine the eliminate sleep apnea and snoring.&
This study is the combination of the PSG and PAP titration studies. For the first part of the study, the PSG test is conducted. Patients exhibiting more than 20 respiratory events an hour during the first two hours of the study will be woken by the technologist, who will then initiate the PAP titration.
What happens after my sleep study.
After you have completed your sleep study, you will have a follow-up visit with the sleep specialist to discuss the results and recommendations for treatment. Some doctors prefer that you wait until the sleep study results have been received.
We hope that your experience with us will be positive and helpful. By informing you of the specifics involved in evaluating sleep and its disorders we hope that you will understand more about sleep and take an active role in your own care.
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