A polysomnogram sleeping study will typically record a minimum of 11 channels requiring a minimum of 22 wire attachments to the patient.
Sleep Test Types - Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
A Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is used to prove whether a person can stay awake during the day. This sleeping test is usually conducted on people that have a job where vigilance is requires eg. truck drivers
Sleep Test Types - Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
A Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) sleep test to monitor a series of four or five naps during the day after a nocturnal polysomnogram. The MSLT is used to help diagnose Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Sleep Treatment Device - CPAP
CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP is a device used to treat moderate to severe sleep apnea.
The machine sends air at a constant, continuous pressure to help keep a person's airway open, allowing the patient to breathe normally. This is a machine that creates a pneumatic split of a personís airway. A CPAP is generally interfaced with the patient by way of a nasal breathing mask; this mask is worn during sleep and delivers pressurized air to keep the patientís airway from collapsing as a result of Sleep Apnea. A CPAP mask covering the nose and mouth, helps when patients on CPAP are mouth breathing.
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