Generally, when you think of getting sleep studies, snoring pops to mind. They are indicated when snoring causes diminished oxygenation during sleep. Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the changes that occur during sleep. These tests are usually performed at night, when most people sleep.
It is used to diagnose, or rule out, many types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, and sleep apnea. It is often ordered for patients with complaints of daytime fatigue or sleepiness that may be caused by interrupted sleep.
No matter where the doctor is located who recommends your sleep study, ask to have it performed right here at home.