All Night Sleep Apnea Polysomnogram

Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Reading Sleep Study Results Identifying Sleep Apnea

This is a sleep study that shows someonewith sleep apnea. This channel right here shows a personbreathing and then they stopped breathing for what seems like a long time it's about 40 seconds and then they breathe again, they wake up,and they stopped breathing again and then they breathe again, and younotice every time they start breathing there's a big snort this is the source, then they stopbreathing, the big snort and they resume breathing. Another thingthat occurs

is oxygen fallsthat's the white channel, that goes down and then it comes up when they resumebreathing and it comes down so the oxygen is going up and down youcan see it best here. You can see it sliding up and down. Anotherthing to note his when they're not breathing their chest and abdomen will move. This one here is chest in this down here is abdomen, so they're still trying tobreathe

but they're not getting, they're notgetting any air. During the apnea, when they're notbreathing, the diaphragm is working and sucking thechest in, and you see the chest and abdomen go in differentdirections here and then, when they open their mouth and resume breathing, they start movingsynchronously again, they move together again and then when there's an apnea, they'removing in different directions again

That's one way you know that the apnea is an obstructive apnea.

Your Night in the Sleep Laboratory

MUSIC Sleep studies. Your night inthe sleep laboratory. A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, isan overnight study of your sleep which takes place ina specialized laboratory. It is conducted bya trained technologist, and is designed to detectproblems with your sleep.

The goal of the study is tohave a natural night of sleep that is as uncomplicated andcomfortable as possible. You may wish to bring along yourown pajamas, robe, slippers, and personal hygiene items. Some people like tobring their own pillow. In addition, you might think ofpacking a snack if you are used to having one before bedtime. When you come to the laboratory,a technologist will greet you

and show you the location ofthe bedroom, bathroom, and control room. The technologist will staythrough the night to ensure safety and proper procedures. High quality tracingswill be obtained. There's a TV camera in the roomto monitor your sleep, as well as an intercom to communicatewith the technologist. It is standard practice totutorial tape sleep studies

in case any unusual activityoccurs during testing. When it is time, you will changeinto your night clothes and the sleep study technologistwill hook up many electrodes. This does not cause pain. The electrodes are metal and shaped like a tiny cup abouta quarter inch in diameter. They attach to wireswhich go to amplifier so that electrical signalscan be recorded.

Because the position of theelectrode is quite important, the technologist willmeasure your head and mark it for placement. The scalp will be cleanedthoroughly in order to get a signal. The electrodes will then beattached with either glue or paste. The technologist may scratchthe scalp gently to improve

the electrical connection. All together, about seven electrodes willbe applied to the scalp. Electrodes will also beapplied around the eyes to detect eye movement. Recording eye movements help thetechnologist to determine which stage of sleep you are in. Electrodes are also placed onthe chin in order to monitor

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