Quick Answer: What If I Can’T Sleep During A Sleep Study?

Can I sleep on my side during a sleep study?

If you have only been sleeping on your side during the study, the technician may come into the room at some point and ask you to try to sleep on your back.

If you never sleep on your back or can’t sleep in that position, we will not require it for this study..

What happens if you don’t snore during a sleep study?

Often, it consists of pauses in breathing or slow breathing followed by periods of rapid breathing. If you don’t snore, you don’t have sleep apnea. FALSE Most people with sleep apnea snore, but it’s possible to have sleep apnea without its most well-known symptom.

Can you take sleeping pills for a sleep study?

Medication. Discuss the use of a sleeping pill with your sleep physician well before the testing; prescriptions will not be available if you wait until the night of the study. These medications generally should not be taken in the middle of the night, as the morning hangover effects may make it unsafe to drive.

Can you eat during a sleep study?

Have your evening meal prior to showing up for your study. Try and avoid eating or drinking anything with caffeine a few hours before your study. If possible, avoid caffeine after your lunch.

How long do you need to sleep for a sleep study?

Nearly everyone falls asleep during an in-lab study. In most cases, you do not need a full eight hours of sleep for the doctor to make a diagnosis. Occasionally, you may be prescribed medication to help you sleep during the in-lab sleep study.

What should you not do before a sleep study?

Do not have any caffeine in the afternoon or evening before an overnight sleep study. This includes coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate. Also avoid drinking any alcohol. You do not want any substance to affect your sleep.

Can I go to the bathroom during a sleep study?

Although you are not expected to go to sleep at a specific time, you will be encouraged to fall asleep as soon as possible to maximize the amount of sleep time during which you can be observed. Patients needing to use the bathroom during the study need only to notify the technologist.

How long does it take to get sleep study results back?

It typically takes about one week for the results to be processed and a final sleep study sent to your physician. Each sleep study is scored by a technician and then reviewed by a sleep specialist.

Will a CPAP help me sleep better?

Green said CPAP is by far the most effective and least invasive cure for sleep apnea. “The gold-standard treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. If you can wear it, it’s 100% effective. If you can sleep with a CPAP machine, it can provide a 100% correction,” Green said.

Why do I need a second sleep study?

The most common indication for a second sleep study is to initiate and optimize positive airway pressure treatment to remedy sleep apnea. It sometimes proves impossible to find the most effective pressure settings either as part of an initial study or with a trial of therapy at home.

Can you drive yourself to a sleep study?

It is recommended that someone else drives you to/from your sleep study. You should not drive yourself if you will be taking any type of sleep aid during the study. You can discuss your pick-up time with the technologist on the night of the study.

Can you bring someone to a sleep study?

NO, only in special cases can you bring another person to the sleep center with you. Children and patients requiring an around-the-clock caregiver MUST have some one stay with them.

Can you watch TV during a sleep study?

“Once the patient is in bed, ready for sleep, the wires usually do not interfere with sleep,” says Kline. They can read, relax or even watch television before going to sleep since many sleep centers have TVs in the room.

What does sleep apnea look like?

Sleep Apnea Signs: Snoring, Gasping, Sleepiness Loud, persistent snoring. Pauses in breathing, accompanied with gasping episodes when sleeping. Excessive sleepiness during waking hours.