A polysomnogram sleep study
will typically record a minimum of 11 channels requiring a
minimum of 22 wire attachments to the patient. Electrodes
are attached to the chin, the scalp and the outer edge of
the eyelids. Monitors attached to the chest record the heart
rate and breathing.
The results of the
Polysomnography test are interpreted by the specialist
doctor who writes a report which is sent to the referring
physician. The results usually contain specific
recommendations based on the test results. For example if
Obstructive sleep apnea was evident then the use of a
CPAP nasal breathing mask covering the nose and mouth
might be recommended.
- Definition of Polysomnography (PSG)
does a Polysomnography test do?
- Why the
Polysomnography Test is conducted
- How the
Polysomnography Test is performed
- Polysomnography Results
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