neurology sleep clinic centre india frequently asked questions

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sleep tests at neurology sleep clinic centre india
This is an overnight, non-invasive recording of various bodily functions ( snoring, breathing, heart rate, oxygen saturation , brain activity, muscle activity and eye movements ) to identify and characterize sleep disorders .
Usually there is no need to repeat the sleep study, however if there is a change in the sleeping patterns, disturbed sleep, loud snoring , day time sleeping if all these problem still occurs, then one is advised to repeat sleep study.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a chronic problem which can lead to hypertension, diabetes, strokes etc, if patient wants to discuss something with the doctor related to his/her queries or with the cpap if patient has issues like fitting problem, data downloading, any leakage if occurs then it is advisable to come for the follow-up after using cpap .
A serious sleep disorder with symptoms of snoring , breathing problem, choking noises during sleep
Sensors will be placed on head,face,chest,leg to record eye movement, brain activity, snoring and breathing
Yes one can go to the washroom with all the attaching sensors.
There will be a report discussion with the doctor and on the basis of the result treatment will start.
Split night study is when we do the study in two parts, first part is Diagnostic, second part is Titration. In Diagnostic, we check the severity of the problem. In Titration, we decide how much the patient is required to continue the device.
There are options like Exercise Regularly, Yoga and Meditation, Maintain Sleep Hygiene, Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking etc.
Patient should use CPAP everynight on regular basis as advised by the doctor and has to continue for lifelong till the patient starts sleeping without the device.
A device (CPAP) is used in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea to identify the optimum pressure which will prevent airways obstruction and improve oxygenation
MSLT or Multiple sleep latency test is performed during the day, subject is given opportunity to nap 4-5 times during the day at fixed intervals.
ACTIGRAPHY Actigraphy is performed using an actigraph, which is a small device, usually wrapped around the wrist. It identifies movement of the body, indirectly reflecting the quality and quantity of sleep.

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