Polysomnography or Sleep Study is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing as well as eye and leg movements during the study. Polysomnography is commonly used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).
Prince Court Medical Centre has a panel of experienced medical specialist that includes Respiratory, Neurology and ENT physicians highly experienced in sleep disorders. Our Sleep Study Lab is well equipped for Sleep Study tests and CPAP/BiPAP for consultation and trials.
Sleep study can be used for diagnosing other sleep disorders as well, including:
Narcolepsy – which involves extreme drowsiness and “sleep attacks” during the day
Sleep-related seizure disorders
Periodic limb movement disorder or restless leg syndrome, which involves uncontrolled flexing and extension of the legs while asleep
REM sleep behavior disorder, which involves acting out dreams while asleep
Chronic insomnia, which involves having difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep