Sleep Study (Polysomnography)
Q: What is Sleep Study?
A: Sleep Study, also called PSG(Polysomnography) is a overnight test to diagnose sleep disorder such as Sleep apnea, Periodic limb movement disorder, Narcolepsy, Restless legs syndrome, Insomnia, and nighttime behaviors like sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder.
Q: How is Sleep Study done?
A: During this test, you're hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep. This test is usually done overnight in a Sleep Lab or Hospital.
Q: Home Sleep Study
A: Home sleep test is a more comfortable alternative to a PSG. A portable sleep study device would provide to you with simplified tests to be used at home to diagnose sleep apnea.
Q: What does Home Sleep Study measure?
A: These tests usually measure your heart rate, blood oxygen level, airflow and breathing patterns. The device provided records your oxygen levels, heart rate, airflow, snoring and other parameters while you are asleep.