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Multiple Sleep Latency Test
Excessive sleepiness: A multiple sleep latency test (mslt) is also referred to as the "nap study". It is strictly for diagnosing narcolepsy with or without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia. .. Essentially, this test allows us (sleep physicians) to see objectively how sleepy a person truly is by calculating the time one falls asleep during 5 naps spread throughout the day. It should be preceded by a night study. ...Read more
28wks pregnant. Ob ordered sleep study. I haven't gotten results but sleep dr is ordering a multiple sleep latency test. Why? Cant I be just tired?
Took 200mg of diphydramine and not feeling tired at all and I really got to sleep, taking test is it OK if I take 200mg more for 400mg I'm 110 lb?
Apnea Hypopnea Index: Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) is # of apneas / hypopneas recorded per hour sleep with a polysomnogram. Here is an obstructive sleep apnea classification: None/Minimal: AHI < 5 per hour, Mild: AHI ≥ 5, but < 15 per hour, Moderate: AHI ≥ 15, but < 30 per hour & Severe: AHI ≥ 30 per hour. I am not a sleep medicine specialist but here is article entitled " Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Should - ...Read more
12 or more possible: The main tests performed during a sleep study include sleep stages, body position, microarousals, leg movement, heart rate, how many times breathing stops or air flow is reduced, blood oxygen level, snoring, chest & abdomen movement. A sleep study is the only way to determine if one has sleep apnea. Treatment usually involves an oral appliance, CPAP maching or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I didn't get much sleep last night or before and I have a sleep study test tonight. Will it effect results?
Maybe: Let the technician know what happened... Or consider giving them a call in case they would like to reschedule you... ...Read more
Acth stim test coming up. My sleep sched is different than most--i sleep 5am-2pm each day. So what time should they do my test?
Won't matter: It should not matter. Although your circadian rhythm will affect the baseline cortisol, ACTH should stimulate it regardless of the time of day. If cortisol goes up to 20 or more, you are fine. ...Read more
Using 5mg time released melatonin nightly for sleep for months now, its starting to not work as good. Now what, increase it? All tests are normal.
Polysomnogram: A sleep study is called a polysomnogram and it assesses breathing patterns, arousals, oxygenation, stage of sleep and airflow. The most common sleep disturbances can be diagnosed this way. Specialized studies are needed for narcolepsy and insomnia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few days: This stuff leaves one's system after just a few days. And if it was prescribed, it's not a problem. ...Read more
Infants need 14-15 hrs, toddlers 12-14, children 10-11, adults need 7-9 hrs
if you had sleep deprivation your needs will be higher also if you do not get enough dream sleep REM sleep you do not get effective sleep. Holistic perspective if there is problems with gall bladder this will interfere with sleep have this checked out. ...Read more
My daughter is 1 and had a sleep study done they wanted to admit her right after the test was done. Should I be worried?
I'd worry more if: Her symptoms had not been assessed & addressed appropriately. Close monitoring & diagnostic studies to determine the cause of her symptoms & the abnormalities found on her sleep study offer the best possible chance of finding effective treatment & keep her as safe as possible. Favorite toys & comfort items + your consistent care & positive attitude will greatly reduce her anxiety. ...Read more
Me and my boyfriend both got tested for herpes after sleeping with each other. His test came back positive and mine came back negative. How?
This is very common: When one person in a couple has genital herpes due to type 2 herpes simplex virus (HSV2), It's transmitted less than once for every 100 episodes of unproteced vaginal sex, maybe only 1 in 1, 000. Even lower for HSV1. So it's very common for one person to test positive (from a past relationship) and the other to be negative. Speak together with doctor about how to prevent future transmission. ...Read more
My ex used to soak with sweat while sleep- no other sympthoms- can it be aids? - which tests should I take because of him? - im worried please help
Anxiety: She needs a TLC. Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and sweat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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