What Happens After A Sleep Study?

Can I go to the bathroom during a sleep study?

Patients needing to use the bathroom during the study need only to notify the technologist.

He or she will unhook one or two central connections, which will enable you to get up and walk to the bathroom.

Does the test hurt.

The test is non-invasive and not painful..

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:Excessive daytime sleepiness.Loud snoring.Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep.Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking.Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.Morning headache.Difficulty concentrating during the day.More items…•

What if I can’t sleep during a 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 a sleep study detect heart problems?

Using a test called polysomnography, your doctor can monitor your heart, lung and brain activity and other movements while you sleep. This study helps rule out other sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome or narcolepsy.

Do they wake you up during a sleep study?

You can read and relax in bed until it is time to go to sleep. The technologist will be on hand to monitor and record the results of your test and to assist you with any issues during the night. The sleep test ends when you wake up in the morning and have the sensors removed.

How many hours of sleep do you need for a sleep study?

Nearly everyone falls asleep during an in-lab study. In most cases, you do not need a full eight hours of sleep for the doctor to make a diagnosis. Occasionally, you may be prescribed medication to help you sleep during the in-lab sleep study. In the morning the technologist will test and then remove the sensors.

Do I have to sleep on my back for 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.

Can you watch TV during a sleep study?

“Once the patient is in bed, ready for sleep, the wires usually do not interfere with sleep,” says Kline. They can read, relax or even watch television before going to sleep since many sleep centers have TVs in the room.

What should you not do before a sleep study?

Do not have any caffeine in the afternoon or evening before an overnight sleep study. This includes coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate. Also avoid drinking any alcohol. You do not want any substance to affect your sleep.

How do you sleep during sleep study?

Minimize exposure to screen light, and go to bed close to your normal bedtime. Make sure that you have the feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness before preparing to start the test. Do not go to bed earlier than usual. If anything, stay up a little later.

How long does it take to get the results of a sleep study?

It typically takes about one week for the results to be processed and a final sleep study sent to your physician. Each sleep study is scored by a technician and then reviewed by a sleep specialist.

Are sleep studies worth it?

A Sleep Study is Worth the Cost. One of the most common reasons for leaving sleep disorders untreated is because of high medical costs. And yes, sleep studies can be pretty pricey.

Can you wear a bra during sleep study?

Sleep Study Expectations Q & A. Bras– yes, you may remove your bra. Underwear – It is recommended you wear pants or shorts.

What do sleep studies show?

Polysomnography, also called a sleep study, is a comprehensive test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study.

Why is a second sleep study needed?

The most common indication for a second sleep study is to initiate and optimize positive airway pressure treatment to remedy sleep apnea. It sometimes proves impossible to find the most effective pressure settings either as part of an initial study or with a trial of therapy at home.