Sleep Studies

Sleep Studies

A sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, is a non-invasive procedure typically requiring a one to two night stay in a sleep facility. During a sleep study, a sleep technician records your biological functions,  including eye movement, muscle tone, heart rhythm, brain wave activity, and breathing, while you sleep. By looking at these biological functions, your doctor can diagnose or rule out a sleep disorder or any conditions that can compromise your health

Losing sleep is more than an inconvenience. It can also become dangerous to your health and mental well-being. However, people don't always recognize the signs of a sleep disorder. They can live with the side effects for years, and they may not know how to correct the problem even if they are aware of it. That's why it's important to invest in sleep studies. An effective sleep study from Apnix Sleep Diagnostics will identify underlying problems and provide viable solutions to correct them.Apnix...
By: Spiegel K, Tasali E, Penev P, Van Cauter E.
ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Total sleep deprivation in rodents and in humans has been associated with hyperphagia. Over the past 40 years, self-reported sleep duration in the United States has decreased by almost 2 hours.OBJECTIVE:To determine whether partial sleep curtailment, an increasingly prevalent behavior, alters appetite regulation.DESIGN:Randomized, 2-period, 2-condition crossover clinical study.SETTING:Clinical Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.PATIENTS:12 healthy men...
TORONTO -- The rate of infant deaths associated with unsafe sleep environments hasn't changed despite increased public awareness about the issue, according to a new report to be released Monday.Of the 131 infant deaths studied by Ontario's Office of the Chief Coroner last year, 37 per cent were found in unsafe sleeping environments, according the annual report of the Paediatric Death Review Committee and Deaths Under Five Committee.The children died with no findings on autopsy, but were in an...
By: Monika Haack, PhD, Elsa Sanchez, BA, and Janet M. Mullington, PhD
ABSTRACT:CONTEXT:Sleep disturbances, pain, and inflammation co-occur in various medical conditions, but their interrelationships are poorly understood.OBJECTIVE:We investigated the effects of reduced sleep duration (by approximately 50%) to 4 h/night across 10 days, on peripherally circulating inflammatory mediators. In addition, we tested the prediction that degree of inflammation is quantitatively related to the extent to which pain is increased in response to prolonged sleep restriction....
Binge drinking may cause sleep problems in older adults, research has revealed.The study, which investigated the sleeping and drinking habits of almost 6,500 adults aged 55 and above, showed that frequent binge drinkers were more likely to suffer from insomnia.Those who binged for more than two days a week (on average) had a 64% greater chance of reporting insomnia-related symptoms compared to non-binge drinkers.Results revealed that 30% of participants had two or less binge drinking days per...

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