Sleep Apnea / Study Test Specialist Doctor in Jaipur
A Sleep Apnea / Sleep Study is also known as Polysomnography, is a test that is used to evaluate your sleep pattern. When this test is suggested, the doctor may want to identify and diagnose any sleep health issue.Call Now
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Sleep Study Test / Sleep Apnea Disorder
About Sleep Study / Sleep Apnea Disorder
A Sleep Apnea / Sleep Study is also known as Polysomnography, is a test that is used to evaluate your sleep pattern. When this test is suggested, the doctor may want to identify and diagnose any sleep health issue or disorder related to your sleep like sleep apnea, narcolepsy, limb movement disorder, abnormal nighttime behavior, insomnia etc. A sleep study is a non-interfering study where the technician is able to monitor patient's body and brain in overnight. This study examines and records heartbeats, brain waves, and breathing. It tracks movements, leg movements, snoring, and blood oxygen level, heart rate, brain waves pattern etc.
This test is conducted in the sleep lab where the patient is required to spend night in-lab and the polysomnography equipment carry test by recording the required data. The ambiance of sleep room is made comfortable and dark for patient’s sleep. It involves a painless process where sensors and electrodes are placed on patient’s body parts to gather the required data. The test is carried out by a lab technician and further examined by the doctor.
Sleep Apnea / Sleep Study Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:
- 1. Loud snoring
- 2. Gasping for air during sleep
- 3. Awakening with a dry mouth
- 4. Morning headache
- 5. Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- 6. Excessive daytime sleepiness
Sleep Apnea / Sleep Study Treatment in Jaipur
Your recommended treatment depends upon the sleep disorder, and the severity of the disorder, discovered during the study. With sleep apnea you may either be prescribed a CPAP device or get referred to a dentist for a specially designed oral appliance. If neither of these treatments is found tolerable for you, there are alternative treatments available. You can learn about alternative treatments for sleep apnea here.
For other disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia, the first line of therapy is often cognitive behavioral therapy with a clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist.
Other sleep disorders may be treated with pharmacological therapies, lifestyle changes, treating another medical condition that may be causing it, or a combination of treatment types. As there are a variety of sleep disorders, there is also a range of treatment options.