What is the purpose of night study?

The purpose of a night study is to diagnose a patient who can have snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. As the name suggests, the test takes place at night. During one night monitored in a sleeping patient, certain selected parameters. The most important part of the study is to assess arterial oxygen saturation. (Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum it could carry).

If you suffer from sleep apnea, its consequence are a temporary drop in the quantity of oxygen in the blood, decrease in oxygen saturation. Transitional hypoxia (reduced oxygen) of the body, including heart and brain, is very dangerous. It may be the cause of numerous diseases such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart attack or stroke.

Most people are not very happy to go to sleep lab night study. You can, recording how you snore while asleep at home, by test voice (voice recorder) and by laptop/PC or the voice-video.

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