Sleeping is one of the most important parts of life. You will spend a third of your life in sleep, which is why it is so important that you ensure that the sleep is good and fitful. If you have been having trouble sleeping you should talk to a specialist about getting a sleep study done so that you can get the treatment you need. Here are some things you should know about getting a sleep study done.
Will I Have To Sleep In A Facility?
Whether or not you will sleep in a facility is dependent on what kind of test you are getting done, and if your clinic has the ability to send things home. In many cases, they prefer to have it done at home so that the person can be where they are most comfortable, since you want the sleep to be as normal as possible. If the person sleeps unusually poor at the facility it can cause you to not get the results you need.
However, in the majority of cases you will need to go to a sleep disorder clinic. They have private bedrooms, much like a hotel room where you will be able to sleep in a private bed and feel as though there is nothing unusual about your night.
What Kinds Of Tests Will They Run?
The type of tests they run will depend on what you are being treated for. If the doctor thinks that you might have sleep apnea then you will have breathing monitors put on your body as well as heart monitors. You will also have some wires attached to your skull so that they can monitor what level of sleep you fall into.
If they think you might have problems with your tonsils, they might just doing the breathing monitors.
People with narcolepsy will have a couple more wires attached, but for the most part, everyone will have breathing monitors, heart monitor, skull monitors and those with narcolepsy will have muscle monitors as well.
How Do I Know I Need A Sleep Test?
Knowing you have a problem is pretty simple. First, do you find yourself feeling tired and not rested when you wake up in the morning, even though seemingly full night of sleep? Are you unable to control when you fall asleep and you feel tired all day? Do you have disturbances while you sleep like night terrors, excessive snoring and so forth? If you can answer yes to these questions, you might need to have a sleep study done.