Is It Time For A Sleep Study?

woman sleeping at her deskIf you don’t feel well rested even after spending enough time in bed, you may have a sleep disorder that’s affecting your sleep as well as your overall health. Your doctor may recommend a sleep study to determine if you have a disorder – and if so, what type and how severe it is – so you can begin treatment.

In this blog, the sleep specialists at eos sleep diagnostics explain when it’s time for a sleep study,

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study – also called a polysomnogram – is a test that’s performed to check for the presence of a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a sleep disorder and are receiving treatment for it, a sleep study can also be used to determine how effective your treatment is.

The test is non-invasive and painless, and it measures and records data via sensors.

It measures the following type of information:

  • Heart rate and rhythm
  • Breathing pattern
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Brain waves
  • Snoring and other sounds
  • Eye movements
  • Limb movements

When is a sleep study recommended?

This study can be recommended if you have symptoms that suggest the presence of a sleep disorder and your doctor wants to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of one. It may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of your treatment for a sleep disorder that’s already been diagnosed.

The following symptoms can sometimes be associated with sleep disorders:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness, despite spending enough time in bed
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping or choking sounds during sleep
  • Morning headaches, sore throat, or dry mouth
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Waking up at night
  • Increased irritability

Why have a sleep study at eos sleep diagnostics?

Our sleep specialists are experienced and trained in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, as well as educating patients about these disorders. We have top sleep medicine physicians and technicians who can accurately perform and interpret information gathered from your study in order to make a correct diagnosis.

In addition, eos sleep diagnostics offers several different types of sleep tests in order to meet each patient’s needs, a home sleep test, and a CPAP titration study to measure the effectiveness of your CPAP treatment.

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as snoring that could indicate you have a sleep disorder, or if you’re already receiving treatment for one, make an appointment today for an evaluation with eos diagnostic sleep. If we recommend a sleep study, you can trust that your comfort and health will be our top priority.

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