What is Polysomnography?

Explanation of what Polysomnography is

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What is Polysomnography?

Sleep is the foundation of good health. Your body needs rest to work right. Studies have shown that failing to get enough sleep increases your risk for many illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity and depression. Lack of quality sleep may also interfere with major life activities, such as your ability to stay awake and concentrate at work or while driving.

If your doctor thinks poor sleep may be affecting your health, a polysomnographic study is indicated. This is a multi-faceted test used to study sleep. Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of your brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, heart rhythm and breathing during your sleep. Electrodes are placed on the surface of your skin in various locations so that this activity can all be monitored. The recording becomes data, which will be analyzed by qualified polysomnography professionals here at Registered Sleepers.

At Registered Sleepers we specialize in sleep study scoring. Our Registered Polysomnographic Technologists analyze data from your polysomnography recording and report their findings to your physician. The physician can then determine if you have a sleep disorder, and discuss with you his recommendations. There are many things that can be done to help you achieve a more restful and refreshing sleep experience.