Sleep Apnea is a disorder of sleep recognized by reduction or pause of breathing during sleep. The primary objective test for obstructive Sleep Apnea is polysomnography, also referred to as sleep study.
Sleep study involves spending at least one night at the sleep center. You will enjoy a comfortable, private room, much like a Hotel Room. During your study, electrodes are attached to your body which transmit and record your sleep patterns and specific information about your physical activities, such as breathing, brain waves, heart activity and eye and muscle movements while you sleep. The recordings become data, which is analyzed by Sleep Center physician to determine the nature of your sleep disorder.
Sleep Apnea symptoms and warning signs
- Daytime fatigue and sleepiness
- Poor concentration and attention
- Memory problems
Complications of Sleep Apnea
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart attack
- Irregular heart rate
- Sudden death