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What Is The Difference Between Partial And Full Arousals From Sleep
Alert?: The brain wave patterns recorded during a sleep study will in part define the partial/full arousal. Wakefulness pattern > 30 sec long: full arousal, wakefullness pattern < 30 sec: partial arousal (microarousal). Microarousals are not felt as awakening by the patient. You may be aware, if you wake up > 30sec. ...Read more
I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?
Consider an analogy:: Your car engine knocks and misses at certain speeds. Your mechanic can't find anything wrong. What can you do to fix this? How can you "fix this" if you don't know what's broken? Options: 1) Get another test. 2) Get another mechanic. 3) Get another car. Option #3 doesn't apply in medicine; so you need to get another test or get another opinion. No "fixing" till you know what needs fixing. ...Read more
Last sleep study REM latency 125 min percent tst: REM 28.7. Sws 16.9. Effiency: 67.9. Index: arousal 21.4, awakening 4.2. Indicative of anything?
More data would help: The most important finding is that you are only sleeping 67.9% of the time that you are in bed. The arousal number cannot be interpreted without knowing the context of the arousals. You did not have many awakenings, but you must have been awake a considerable while each time. Rem latency is slightly long, but not enough to draw any conclusions from. Basically your sleep quantity is poor. ...Read more
Had a sleep study. 99 episodes of arousal and woke many times in under 6 hours. No apnea nor hypopnea. Why? What is going on? Fixes?
Arousals: Hard to say. No airway disturbances, just arousals. Reflux disease can irritate and awaken, as can chronic pain symptoms which disturb restful sleep. Fatigue and arousals may be signs of depression or anxiety. Fixes include careful diet and gerd meds, exercise, good sleep hygiene, and management of pain with appropriate meds. ...Read more
I went to get a sleep study and my respiratory effort related arousal were high but ny ahi was 1 but was still was diagnosed with osa. Please explain.?
RDI was high: Rera is factored into a number called the rdi (respiratory disturbance index). Ahi is the apnea-hypopnea index, meaning you stopped breathing or had a 50% reduction in airflow with desaturation(drop in oxygen) an average 1 time per hour. When rera is added, you get a rdi score and this was elevated. Rera's are events where there is resistance to airflow but not enough to call apnea or hypopnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3wks before my period,i'm constantly having a genital arousal,esp when i'm sitting down or when going to sleep.is it normal?
Spontaneous sexual: arousal is not terribly uncommon. It is difficult to link it to specific phases of the menstrual cycle; 3 weeks before a regular period would be before predicted ovulation and not necessarily a hormonally susceptible time. Some have reported positional factors such as sitting where clitoral stimulation might be more likely. There are some treatments; consider an evaluation with your PCP or OB/GYN. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boyfriend swears I jerk my body in sleep. Could jerking explain high spontaneous arousal index. Had CPAP so low AHI. ZERO recorded limb movements.
Nothing to worry : jerking and limb movements are two different things. Jerking happens during REM sleep (high arousal part of sleep cycle). If you look at EEG, it actually looks like one seizure form, brain is asleep but tying to wake up. Nothing to worry about except you may have an angry sleep partner. ...Read more
What r possible causes for decreased short-t memry+daytime sleepiness+off&on pm insomnia and/or disrupted sleep(wake arousals) in a 73 yr old man ?
HERE'S A FEW: You clearly describe a sleep disorder, and whether it represents sleep apnea, nocturnal oxygen desaturation, vitamin or emotional dysfcntn needs to be clarified. Although this can create memory problems, your sleep disorder could be secondary to a primary cognitive problem such as lacunar infarcts or alzheimer's. You critically need to get this under control asap. See neurology and get treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sleep study showed 160 brain arousals; however my MSLT was normal with no REM onset. Could I still have narcolepsy?
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