How do you pass a sleep apnea test?
There are a few ways you can prepare to ensure you get the most accurate results from your sleep study.
- Watch your caffeine intake on the day of your sleep study.
- Don’t take naps the day of your sleep study.
- Try to avoid alcohol.
- If you’re doing the test at a sleep lab, make sure to bring:
What happens at a sleep apnea consultation?
During a consultation appointment, your doctor will do a short physical exam and discuss the information you provided in a questionnaire completed before your appointment. Based on your symptoms and history, you and your doctor will develop a treatment plan to resolve your sleep complaints.
How long does a sleep apnea test take?
How long does the test take? The hookup procedure starts shortly after the scheduled appointment time (between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and will take roughly 30 to 45 minutes. Your study is performed in a private room equipped with a television, DVD/VCR, and a private bathroom and shower.
What do you wear to a sleep apnea test?
Please wear something comfortable such as gym shorts, loose lounge pants and a t-shirt or pajamas. Any personal toiletries and a change of clothes for after the study. Any medications, both prescription and over the counter that you usually take prior bedtime. Technologists are unable to dispense any medications.
What if I can’t sleep during a home sleep study?
If you absolutely can’t sleep during your study, you may be able to take a sleeping pill. This is one of the questions to ask ahead of time. Unless you take a prescription sleep aid regularly, you’ll be able to use a light over the counter medication like melatonin or Benadryl.
Can I wear my bra during a sleep study?
Bras– yes, you may remove your bra. Underwear – It is recommended you wear pants or shorts. The techs may have to come in during the night to fix wires. When patients do not wear pants, Techs must fix the leg wires more frequently because it comes off more easily.
Can I sleep on my side during a sleep study?
If you have only been sleeping on your side during the study, the technician may come into the room at some point and ask you to try to sleep on your back. If you never sleep on your back or can’t sleep in that position, we will not require it for this study.
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?
The three main warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea are: Loud, persistent snoring. Pauses in breathing, accompanied with gasping episodes when sleeping.
Who tests for sleep apnea?
A primary healthcare provider, pulmonologist, neurologist, or other healthcare provider with specialty training in sleep disorders may make a diagnosis and start treatment. Several tests are used to evaluate sleep apnea, including: Polysomnography. This test is done in a sleep lab.
What is the procedure for a sleep apnea test?
In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (sleep study). This is typically done in a sleep lab, requiring the patient to spend one or two nights in the lab, while the polysomnography ( PSG ) equipment records his/her physiological data.
How does sleep apnea affect the heart?
Sleep apnea increases the stiffness and thickness of the heart. The pressure the heart is exposed to dramatically increases. The chemicals of stress in your body dramatically increase. The result is increased risk for rhythm disturbances of the heart, heart failure, heart attack, stroke and hypertensive injury to the kidney and other organs.