A 21-year-old male asked:
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could sleep study be substituted by eeg for sleep problems if ent doctor didn't suspect osa.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Sleep Study: No, an EEG is not normally done for sleep disorders. An EEG is done to evaluate epilepsy and seizure. A sleep study is helpful for evaluating sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, parasomnia, insomnia and sometimes a special sleep study with EEG is done for people who have seizures during sleep. Your primary doc may be able to get a screening sleep study that you can have at home.
Answered on May 23, 2016
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: That is not possible
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
PSG: PSG or sleep study give far mor detail for insomnia and sleep disorders /Parasomnia./RLS. An EEG Is ordered to evaluate a seizure focus. In your situation the PSG or sleep study is appropriate.
Answered on Mar 16, 2015

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