A sleep study consists of a number of medical tests performed at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders. A sleep study may also be referred to as a polysomnogram.
Sleep studies are painless. Your skin may be red or itchy from the glue used with the electrodes. There are no other risks with sleep studies. The irritation will go away once the sensors are removed.
The sleep clinic doctor will explain the procedure to you and offer the opportunity to ask questions that you might have.
A sleep study is generally performed on an outpatient basis at night. Procedures may vary depending on your condition and the sleep clinic doctor's practices.
Generally, a sleep study (polysomnography) follows this process:You will be asked to remove any jewellery or other objects that may interfere with the procedure.
Generally, no special care is required after a sleep study and results may take several days. However, the sleep clinic doctor may give you additional or alternate instructions after the procedure, depending on your particular situation.
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