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What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What is the scientific term that describes "the study of sleep"?

What is the scientific term that describes "the study of sleep"?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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How long can you concentrate in studies without sleep; all I study needs conceptual understanding?

How long can you concentrate in studies without sleep; all I study needs conceptual understanding?

Not long; gets short: The fact is that without adequate and effective sleep ability to concentrate and learn or even perform simple tasks decreases. After about 30 yours, reaction time and mental function can start having noticable effect on even common memory and task performance. Your body will fall into microsleeps while you are awake and gaining concepts is almost impossible. ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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I haven't slept well in two weeks, it's starting to affect my mood and studies, would sleeping pills be a good idea? My friend gave me some pills.

I haven't slept well in two weeks, it's starting to affect my mood and studies, would sleeping pills be a good idea? My friend gave me some pills.

Need evaluation: If you haven't slept well in 2 weeks, i'd say it's time for a visit to your own doctor rather than accepting pills that were not prescribed for you. Your information indicates graves' disease, which can certainly lead to anxiety and insomnia and more, if untreated. I don't know what has been done about that in your case so far, but your insomnia could well be related ; your doctor needs to know. ...Read more

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I have had sleep studies, many sleep meds, and still I don't sleep. I fall asleep, but wake up at least every hour. What else could I do?

I have had sleep studies, many sleep meds, and still I don't sleep. I fall asleep, but wake up at least every hour. What else could I do?

Learning to sleep: I would suggest leaving pills and western medicine and moving to yoga, learning breathing or meditation exercises to learn how to put your mind to sleep. To turn your mind off so that sleep becomes natural again. ...Read more

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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 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?

As much as you can: Find out how many times you stopped breathing, if possible. How low did the oxygen go? How loud did you snore? Did you sleep well enough? ...Read more

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How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

Maybe: Do you have other signs or symptoms such as snoring, grinding your teeth, day time sleepiness, morning headaches, overweight, greater than a 15" neck, diabetes, lack of concentration, memory problems? If yes, then you should talk to your doctor. Sleep apnea is the #1 cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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If I had copd what would my average spo2 level be? I sleep study for sleep apnea but breathing can be hard during day and wonder if causing afib

If I had copd what would my average spo2 level be? I sleep study for sleep apnea but breathing can be hard during day and wonder if causing afib

Depends: Severe COPD average spO2 runs around 88-93%. Mild COPD above 95%-these are at resting or non acute states. COPD is also one of the main causes of AFibb as it places pressure on Atria-which are top chambers of heart-over time, causing them to stretch thin and then Fibrillate. Holter monitor would help see if u are having AFibb during a regular day for u. And PFT's tells where COPD is in severity ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with hypoxemia with a sleep study. A sleep study 2 years ago showed significant RLS with legs moving 76 times a hour. Can it be related to the RLS? I also move my arms 12 times an hour. I am on CLonazepam 0.5 mg and Mirapex 0.75

I have just been diagnosed with hypoxemia with a sleep study. A sleep study 2 years ago showed significant RLS with legs moving 76 times a hour. Can it be related to the RLS? I also move my arms 12 times an hour. I am on CLonazepam 0.5 mg and Mirapex 0.75

What else did study: Show? RLS is a cause of poor sleep and daytime somnolence, but it should not be associated with hypoxia. Did the study show any evidence of either central or obstructive sleep apnea? While your clonazepam is a very low dose, if you have underlying lung disease or other causes of hypoxia, it may be contributing to it. You need to talk to the physicians who ordered and interpreted your study. ...Read more

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How much can a sleep study cost?

How much can a sleep study cost?

Price Can Vary: The fees charged for any type of study including sleep studies can vary significantly. Sleep clinics will usually charge more for non-insured patients as healthcare plans negotiate the fee in advance. If you have insurance contact you agent and see if they have a contracted rate. Call any local sleep clinics to find out their rates. Check with county or state programs if without insurance. ...Read more

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How often should I have a sleep study done?

How often should I have a sleep study done?

Depends: A sleep study should be done if you have signs of a sleep problem, need follow up to determine if treatment is successful, or if there is a change in your sleep situation requiring a reevaluation by your physician. Hope that helps... ...Read more

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How difficult is it to sleep during a sleep study?

Sometimes: It doesn't hurt at all. But some people feel odd sleeping in another bed and in a clinic room. I suggest that you bring your own - great pillow. If you have a blanket that you love to use - bring that too. Wear comfy jammies. Some sleep labs make the rooms look like regular bedrooms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleep study?

What is the definition or description of: sleep study?

Sleep observation: 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 in a sleep center. ...Read more

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What are the main tests performed during a sleep study?

What are the main tests performed during a sleep study?

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 more

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What can they attach to you in an overnight sleep study?

What can they attach to you in an overnight sleep study?

Many things: Among the things measured include brain waves, jaw muscle activity, breathing rate, blood oxygen, pulse, chest activity, and abdominal activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have the results of sleep study??

How long does it take to have the results of sleep study??

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. ...Read more

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How much does a sleep study cost? I don't have health insurance.

How much does a sleep study cost? I don't have health insurance.

Thousands: Sleep studies are anywhere from $2000-4000 dollars and may need to be repeated to get the right settings for a CPAP machine if it is found you have sleep apnea. It may be better to speak with a physician to look at other causes for fatigue or insomnia first, but you might have already done that and had this study recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if I go to the sleep study and nothing is diagnosed?

What happens if I go to the sleep study and nothing is diagnosed?

It depends.: There are two possible conclusions, either:
1) You do not have a sleep disorder (at least, not one that can be detected by a sleep study), or
2) You do have a detectable sleep disorder but this one test did not find it.
It is possible for a single night in a sleep lab to miss a sleep disorder (night-to-night variation, sleeping in a strange place, etc.) If the suspicion level is high, repeat it. ...Read more

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How many microarousals are normal during a sleep study? I had 314.

How many microarousals are normal during a sleep study? I had 314.

Varies: Micro arousals can be attributed to many causes. I would rely upon my doctor whom ordered the sleep study or the sleep specialist who evaluates the study to provide you with the best info for your questions. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having a sleep study done. What if I can't sleep?

What to do if I'm having a sleep study done. What if I can't sleep?

See below.: Discuss this with the doctor who is ordering the test. Under certain circumstances a mild sleeping pill can be given at the beginning of the test to help a person fall asleep. Sometimes, though, the purpose of the test is to find out why you are not sleeping. ...Read more

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How can two sleep studies be completely different? What does it mean?

How can two sleep studies be completely different? What does it mean?

Polysomnogram: Was there a period of time between the studies? Weight gain or loss can make a difference. Medications that you take can also impact your sleep. Different factors can contribute to changes in the sleep study findings. ...Read more

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What if I'm not comfortable, will that make my sleep study inaccurate?

What if I'm not comfortable, will that make my sleep study inaccurate?

Yes: It certainly can. It's one of the most common causes of faulty, inaccurate sleep studies. ...Read more

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Going for a sleep study test tonight. What can they diagnose with an overnight test?

For starters:: Restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, REM behavioral disorder, nocturnal bruxism, and sometimes seizures. So many things to look for, but overall, hopefully they can find something that can be treated and offer you assistance. ...Read more

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