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What are the tests for sleep disturbance?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Sleep study
Most sleep disturbance does not require an overnight sleep study, but rather a complete history taking with a psychologist expert in sleep disorders.
I use sleep diaries and standardized sleep measures. But for disorders such as sleep apnea, movement disorders during sleep or symptoms that persist even with healthy behavior change an overnight study may be needed.

In brief: Sleep study
Most sleep disturbance does not require an overnight sleep study, but rather a complete history taking with a psychologist expert in sleep disorders.
I use sleep diaries and standardized sleep measures. But for disorders such as sleep apnea, movement disorders during sleep or symptoms that persist even with healthy behavior change an overnight study may be needed.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sleep tests
Sleep study to rule out apnea, periodic limb movements.
Actigraphy for identifying sleep patterns, mslt for detecting narcolepsy, mwt to detect hypersomnia's, genotyping to detect narcolepsy etc.

In brief: Sleep tests
Sleep study to rule out apnea, periodic limb movements.
Actigraphy for identifying sleep patterns, mslt for detecting narcolepsy, mwt to detect hypersomnia's, genotyping to detect narcolepsy etc.
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: What kind???
There are many. Sleep lab is diagnostic.

In brief: What kind???
There are many. Sleep lab is diagnostic.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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