What Is a Sleep Study?
By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
February 24, 2020
Category: Sleep Disorders
Tags: Sleep Study  

How a sleep study from your sleep specialists in Columbia, South Carolina can help you.

 

Sleep specialists conduct a sleep study to determine if you have a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can wreak havoc on your body and mind, causing a variety of medical problems, memory problems, and other issues. The sleep specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina are experts at conducting sleep testing and diagnosing sleep disorders.

Getting a restful night of sleep is vital to your health. Sleeping is a chance for your body to renew itself, restoring the harmony and function of your body systems. Too often, a restful sleep is difficult to obtain due to stress, caffeine, environment, and other factors. If you are unable to sleep well, a sleep study is the first step to find out why.

Sleep studies are recommended for a variety of reasons. They are useful in order to diagnose conditions like these:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy

A sleep study records many body functions including muscle tone, heart rate, respiration, airflow, and oxygen saturation to check for breathing problems. A sleep study also records EEG activity, and eye movements to determine stages of sleep, how long it takes you to fall asleep, and when you experience rapid eye movement or REM sleep. Your sleep study may be recorded in order to document how you sleep. In addition, your sleep specialist may ask you to keep a sleep diary.

You should consider having a sleep study if you notice:

  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • A gasping, choking feeling when you wake up
  • Not feeling refreshed after a night of sleep
  • Headaches and a sore throat most mornings
  • Grogginess, sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating

A sleep study is a vital tool in diagnosing whether you have a sleep disorder. Early diagnosis can lead to early treatment, which can help restore your ability to sleep. To find out more about a sleep study and how it can help you, call the sleep specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina today.

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