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Sleep Study Results What Do They Mean
Sleep apnea: Hello. Once the diagnosis of sleep apnea is rendered, see your sleep specialist who will develop a treatment plan. CPAP, positioning, weight loss, dental devices or surgery are options. No treatment may be deadly. Personally, my father lived without treatment despite our family pleas and he passed prematurely from a massive heart attack at 69. Get treated.
An overnight recording of a persons sleep including sleep stages, time awake vs. Asleep, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, breathing effort, snoring, arousals and leg movements. Conducted in a sleep center is considered an attended study and at home it is considered an unattended study. At home studies do not record as much information as an attended study ...Read more
My husband did an at home sleep study. We got the stardust results but have no idea what they mean. Can anyone help interpret?
Need a consult: Whomever you received the stardust home monitor from needs to have a follow-up appointment with you to go over the results. Do not rely upon internet explanations.See 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Upon the process at the place doing the sleep study. Although the results can probably be determined by the following day, these results should be interpreted by the ordering physician. You should ask the doctor who ordered the test when to expect results, or schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results.
Restless leg: Restless leg syndrome, upper airway restrictive syndrome.
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...
Sleep apnea: An Apnea Hypopnea Index of 46 suggests moderate sleep apnea. Your sleep specialist will need to determine why this is happening before a treatment can be recommended. It is safe to assume that you will be started on a trial of CPAP or BiPAP before any alternate treatments such as head and neck surgery are explored. If obesity is a contributing factor, effective management must include weight loss.
31 yr old female. I am tired a lot. Have had a sleep study twice and both were normal. And always hot. What does this mean?
Help quick please! I'm 18 and didn't get good sleep last night but I have a sleep study tonight, will it be okay or will it affect my results?
Relax: I am assuming that since a sleep study was ordered there is some history of sleeping problems so last night's poor sleep shouldn't afffect the outcome of the results. You may sleep better or worse during the study but regardless the experts will be able to tell what is what and the information will be useful in getting you to consistantly healthier sleep.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a sleep study done and my AHI was74.7 is this considered bad and can I have surgery based on these results? Also what kind of surgery is it?
Sleep Apnea: Not sure what the number should be, but surgery results are disappointing in my experience. It is worth any amount of trouble and persistence to get comfortable with CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) for relief of this condition. It changes people's whole lives for the better if they are willing to go through the adjustment.See 1 more doctor answer
I have 0 stage 2 sleep how can it b effecting me? Can I fix it myself? Had sleep study done in 2010 and 2006 showed same results. How can I get better
Sleep study: I'm wondering what the sleep doctor told you after each of your two prior sleep studies. Have your symptoms changed in the years since your last sleep study? If you have sympyoms, I recommend you see a doctor again to help you sort this all out. I wish you the best!
Sleep study: With just a high co2 level, it is hard to tell what is really happening. We need to know how old the patient is, what comorbidities the patient has. When the co2 was high - the entire study or during certain times only. If you can add more information we may be able to better answer your question.See 1 more doctor answer
If you are not awakened during a sleep study does that mean you probably do not have sleep apnea?
No: An important feature of sleep apnea are arousals, especially associated with a decrease in the blood oxygen content. The arousals lighten your sleep but not enough for you to become aware of waking up. The technicians may awaken you if the apnea or decreased oxygen is very severe.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 24/f, I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy without cataplexy. My sleep study/mslt result were very rare. What do you know about this condition?
Need more info: Narcolepsy is a condition where wake and sleep states get mixed up. This leads to disrupted nocturnal sleep and intrusion of sleep during daytime leading to excessive daytime sleepiness. Cataplexy is phenomenon where certain muscles of the body become very weak. This is a state seen in rem sleep and ca intrude into wake state. Not all narcoleptics have cataplexy.
Since its more uncommon to have RLS in your arms does that mean there is prob. More going on and maybe warrant having a sleep study done?
I just did a home sleep study for sleep apnea. I have a follow-up to get results soon. What should I be sure to find out?
I woke up at 2 pm today and I have a sleep study at 7 pm at the hospital. I usually go to bed late, what do I do?! and will a sleep pill affect result
Sleep Study rules: For a sleep study or polysomnograph, patients are usually asked to report at 8pm. Sleep studies are usually overnight study. Patient should not take a nap during the daytime on the day of sleep study. Sleeping pills or sleep aids are not allowed. Patients, usually are able to leave by 6:30 to 7:00 am. Thanks.
Sleep study revealed 29 apneas, 8 obstructive 21 central. What does this mean? O2 as low as 76 for 32% of time. Diangosis obstruct sleep ap, why not central?
Agree for obstructiv: I believe you have apnea, most common apnea is obstructive type. The difference between central vs obstructive is ; obstructive apnea patient has effort to breath whole night sleep studies whereas central apnea patient don't have effort for breathing during sleep studies. From the number you gave me suggestive of obstructive but you get good explanation from neurologist or sleep medicine doctors.See 1 more doctor answer
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