So the doctor has advised you to get a sleep study done. You think of it as just another routine test but once you get to know that it is a full night procedure, you start to freak out about it. Well, there is absolutely nothing to worry about and if anything, the results from the sleep study test will only help improve your health. Sleep study tests are very common these days and the procedure is absolutely hassle free. Here is a list of answers to all the questions that might sprout up in your mind regarding the impending sleep study.
- Why is it a full night procedure? : Well, as the name suggests, the study is carried out to monitor your sleep. So you need to have a healthy 7-8 hours of sleep while the study is being carried out. During the sleep study, based on the level that the doctor has prescribed for you, your sleep would be analysed in terms of 3 to 21 parameters so as to diagnose any sleep disorders you might be suffering from. Various health conditions such as obesity, heart problems, high BP issues, hypertension etc. can influence your sleep and deteriorate your health. The results from the sleep study can help your doctor prescribe the right medication or respiratory devices.
- Who will conduct the study? : It might seem a bit odd at first to have a stranger monitor conduct a test at your home for the whole night but we, at Respikart aim to give you a seamless and hassle free experience of sleep study at home. Our highly experienced, well trained and professional sleep technicians will help you through the entire procedure and try to make it as seamless for you as possible. A little bit of cooperation from your end can make this procedure a success.
- Will I be uncomfortable during the sleep study? It is an overnight exam which consists of two phases – diagnostic and titration. In the first phase, the sleep technician, will place sensors of electrodes on your head and body so as to be able to monitor a total of 21 channels. The sensors are connected by wires to a computer, but the wires are long enough so that you can move around in bed. A small clip also is placed on your ear and your finger to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. While you sleep, with the help of the monitor, the sleep technician analyses your brain waves , breathing pattern, eye movements, heart rate, blood oxygen level, body position, chest and abdominal movement, Limb movement, snoring and other noise you may make as you sleep.If at any point to want to get up and use the washroom, the technician can assist you with that. In the second phase of the sleep study called the titration, the technician will make you wear a mast connected to a CPAP machine and adjust the pressure up and down during sleep to find a single best pressure delivery and setting to control apnea events. The procedure does require some adjustment on your part but it isn’t uncomfortable.
- How should I prepare for the study? Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine from one day prior to the study. In the evening, take a bath and also wash your head so that there is no residual oil on your scalp. You need to be relaxed throughout the day as a good night’s sleep is important for appropriate sleep study results.
For a hassle free experience of sleep study at home, please call us on 9810089303 or email your referral to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our customer care executives will contact you the same day to book your sleep study at home.