sleep studies

sleep studies

an electrodiagnostic test used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. It is performed in a sleep laboratory where the patient is monitored by electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry, electroencephalogram, and electromyography. Also called polysomnography.

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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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Alvin Community College (Texas) polysomnography students became the teachers of several Houston-area physicians on July 9, showing them the technology used in sleep studies.
Speeding time to diagnosis and treatment By eliminating the long wait times for an appointment and discomfort some patients associate with in-lab sleep studies, Alice NightOne can speed the time to diagnosis and treatment.
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Housing the latest technology in sleep studies, scientists in an adjacent lab will be able to monitor and record a patient's brain activity, breathing and movement during sleep to help understand and develop treatments for chronic pain and insomnia.
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the unit includes lung function testing areas, a counselling room and three purpose-built bedrooms in which 150 sleep studies a year can now be carried out Before the transformation, funded by the Sunday Mercury's Give A Child Health Fund, only one patient could be seen at a time and staff had to walk through the unit to reach their office, interrupting sessions.
This is the first longitudinal study to suggest a causal relationship between asthma and sleep apnea diagnosed in laboratory-based sleep studies," said Mihaela Teodorescu, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine at the university, who will present the research at ATS 2013.
Part of the work includes the development of new sleep rooms to help doctors conduct sleep studies in settings that are more like bedrooms than hospital wards, and therefore more conducive to natural sleep.
AIM's program leverages our core competencies in managing a broad platform of specialty services to generate savings by intervening at key points in the OSA diagnosis and treatment process and aligning sleep studies and treatment with clinical guidelines.
Dr Saber Mashaal, head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, which is backing the new facility, said: "The sleep studies provide the data necessary to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including neurological disorders, movement disorders and sleep apnea.
In the study's acute phase, 13 heart failure patients with central sleep apnea marked by Cheyne-Stokes breathing with oxygen desaturation, central apneic episodes, and disrupted sleep architecture underwent two overnight sleep studies.
A urine test could be developed to detect whether a child has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which would alleviate the need for costly and inconvenient sleep studies for OSA in children, according to University of Chicago researchers in the Dec.
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