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What are the different types of sleep diagnostic options I have?

Polysomnography – 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 three 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
    Body position
    Brain waves (EEG)
    Breathing effort and rate
    Electrical activity of muscles
    Eye movement
    Heart rate

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).

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