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Electroencephalography to Diagnose Sleep Disorders

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that detects abnormal brain waves or other abnormalities in the electrical activities of the brain. Often, EEG tests are used to diagnose dementia, seizure disorders, tumors, and strokes. EEG tests can also be used to diagnose sleep disorders. It is a bit complicated to diagnose a sleep disorder. First [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Electroencephalography to Diagnose Sleep Disorders

Home Sleep Tests Versus a Lab Sleep Study

More and more sleep centers around the nation are offering patients at-home sleep test kits to discover more about their sleep problems. These home sleep tests are generally only used to diagnose or rule out obstructive sleep apnea. But can these tests be trusted? A Few Areas of Concern An Incomplete Measurement: A home sleep [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Home Sleep Tests Versus a Lab Sleep Study

A Good Night’s Sleep

New recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation One key to success is a good night’s sleep. Routinely getting an insufficient amount of sleep takes a significant toll on a person’s cognitive ability. Lack of sleep causes an inability to concentrate, and makes it difficult to perform complex thinking. Additionally, sleepiness impairs judgment, resulting in an [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Missing out on sleep can make us miserable, we all know. Cranky children, snappy adults and feeling drowsy when trying to be productive are all causes of misery, caused in part by lack of sleep. But sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, can have more serious consequences than falling asleep at work. Multiple studies have [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Sleep and Health, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Commandments of Healthy Sleep

A good, restful night’s sleep can do wonders to refresh the body. This, however, can be easier said than done. If you have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking in the morning, consider the following commandments of healthy sleep to get your sleeping habits back on track. Follow a strict schedule of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Sleep and Health, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Commandments of Healthy Sleep

What To Expect During a Sleep Test

The technical term for a sleep study is polysomnography; the test analyzes movement along with brain activity and blood oxygen levels in order to diagnose a sleep disorder. Of course you have heard of sleepwalking, snoring, and insomnia, which can range from annoying to serious. But there is also narcolepsy (sleepiness during the day) and [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Sleep Testing|Comments Off on What To Expect During a Sleep Test

Truckers and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by the cessation of breathing many times during sleep. With shallow breathing and breathing that repeatedly stops often hundreds of times per night, many of the body’s organs do not get enough oxygen. Those who suffer from sleep apnea often experience extreme fatigue during the day from the lack [...]

By |August 26th, 2014|Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Truckers and Sleep Apnea

At Home Sleep Tests

The positives and negatives to home sleep testing Most people have experienced their share of sleepless nights. Whether it be stress, diet, kids, or other reasons, not getting enough sleep can put a major damper on your day. However there are many Americans who experience this problem not just occasionally, but every night. In most [...]

By |August 6th, 2014|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on At Home Sleep Tests

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which a person may have one or more pauses in their breathing, or otherwise very shallow breathing, during sleep. It is almost always an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep because the brain has to keep waking you out of sleep to open the airway, which fatigues the brain. It probably [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on What is Sleep Apnea?