polysomnogram


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pol·y·som·no·gram

(pol'ē-som'nō-gram),
The recorded physiologic function(s) obtained in polysomnography.
[poly- + L. somnus, sleep, + G. gramma, diagram]

pol·y·som·no·gram

(pol'ē-som'nō-gram)
The recorded physiologic function(s) obtained in polysomnography.
[poly- + L. somnus, sleep, + G. gramma, diagram]

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Q. Could someone please explain about the Fibromyalgia and sleep studies? My cousin who is 15 yrs old is suffering from sleep related problems. Should I suspect that he have fibromyalgia syndrome? Could someone please explain about the Fibromyalgia and sleep studies?

A. You could have given more details about your cousin’s sleep related problem. I could not say anything directly for your cousin as I don’t know about his actual problem. But generally saying, Individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia/who suspect they have fibromyalgia syndrome, sometimes submit themselves to sleep studies. Sleep studies can provide confirmation of a patient's sleep related problems by monitoring brain wave activity. By monitoring such neural activity, information can be gleaned regarding the quality and nature of sleep that a fibromyalgia patient experiences. Recent evidence indicates that fibromyalgia may be related to insufficient amounts of deep level delta wave sleep. Delta wave sleep is the level of sleep at which a person's body both recuperates and regenerates. Failure to reach or maintain deep level sleep may have something to do with the pain that is experienced by those who have fibromyalgia.

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Data Source: A retrospective cohort study to assess the association between sleep-disordered breathing and adverse pregnancy outcomes in150 women who had a delivery and an in-laboratory polysomnogram between January 2000 and June 2009.
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The polysomnogram is a test which measures a variety of signals using electrodes placed on your scalp before you fall asleep.
A nocturnal polysomnogram is the standard test to diagnose sleep apnea.
The polysomnogram revealed extremely severe obstructive sleep apnea, and the patient's apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) was 94 events per hour; he experienced 561 apneas over a 6-hour period of sleep.
Patients suspected of having OSAS should undergo polysomnogram testing in an approved sleep laboratory.
Subject protocols consisted of an 8-hour polysomnogram followed by 2-hour units during which the patients evaluated their subjective vigilance, provided salivary samples, had a free walk period, and then were confined to a reclining chair.
One of the most important tests is generally a nighttime polysomnogram, a non-invasive measurement performed in a pediatric sleep-apnea laboratory.
During his polysomnogram he proceeded to masturbate the whole night, clearly seen on the videotape.
These problems together with the lack of ability to get very precise, repeatable results make the laboratory polysomnogram defective as a 'gold standard'.