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What to Expect During a Sleep Study

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

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If you sleep 8 hours and still can’t stay awake during the day, or your partner has been sleeping on the couch due to your snoring, you may need a sleep study. Often times, sleep apnea can cause these symptoms.

Before you go out and buy any CPAP supplies, your doctor will want to confirm this causation with a polysomnogram.

A polysomnogram, or a sleep study, is a non-invasive procedure.  During this study, you will be paired with various wires and sensors to match your head, nostrils and mouth.  You will also have cardio and pulmonary monitors, along with motion detectors on your eyelids, jaw and legs. Every breath, heartbeat, eye flicker, tooth grind and leg jerk is recorded for analysis. It’s very intriguing to examine how many brain waves you give off during your sleep.

Your doctor will help you find your own sleep center or refer you to a local practice.  It may feel strange being hooked up to wires and sensors, but participating in a sleep study where the patient rooms are hotel quality ensures that you will be able to move around, use the bathroom and sleep in different positions with ease.  It always helps to find a sleep study lab that can work around your schedule and offers a wide window for testing.

If you need assistance finding the best CPAP machine or CPAP mask for you, we’re here to help! With respiratory therapists on-staff and CPAP supplies in our online catalog, our team at Jayhawk Pharmacy has everything you need.

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