What are the different types of sleep diagnostic options I have?
Polysomnogram – Polysomnography is a sleep study. A sleep study monitors you as you sleep, or try to sleep.
There are two states of sleep:
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is when you dream. Your muscles (except your eyes and breathing muscles) do not move during this stage of sleep.
Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep has four stages that can be detected by brain electrical activity (EEG) waves.
REM sleep alternates with NREM sleep about every 90 minutes. A person with normal sleep usually has four to five cycles of REM and NREM sleep during a night.
A sleep study measures your sleep cycles and stages by recording:
Air flow in and out of the lungs during breathing
Blood oxygen levels
Brain waves (EEG)
Breathing effort and rate
Electrical activity of muscles
CPAP Titration Study – This study is used to set the right level of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for a person who will receive CPAP therapy as a result of their sleep disorder, such as Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Central sleep apnea (CSA) or Hypoventilation and hypoxemia.
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