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A 38-year-old female asked:

What will my sleep doctor do to help me have sound sleep. i had a sleep study and didn't hit rem sleep much and woke up often.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Do not know.: The sleep specialisti will read over your polysomnogram (which is pretty complex). After assessing this he/she will provide you with a proposed treatment plan. There really wouldn't be way for any of the panelists to know what the doctor will recommend for you.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Many options: If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a CPAP machine will do wonders for your quality of sleep. Perhaps periodic limb movement (restless legs) could be interrupting your quality of sleep. Review the results of your sleep study (breathing, oxygenation, limb movements, eeg, etc) with your doc; and you can probably come up with a treatment plan that will give you more restful sleep!

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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