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March 31st, 2017 by sleepcureblog

Here’s how you should be preparing for it..

Based on your doctor’s recommendations, or your own online research, you’ve scheduled to have a Sleep Study performed to help you better understand why your sleep habits are adversely affecting your life. Regardless your symptoms include chronic wheezing, endless snoring, pauses or gasps during sleep, excessive daytime lethargy, falling asleep at unsuitable times, inconvenience in falling asleep at all, or various other sleep related ailments or remedial conditions, having a sleep study performed can help you get to the bottom of your ailment, and start getting the treatment you need to better your life.

At Sleep Cure Solutions, we help hundreds of people every year with their sleep inconveniences, regularly through having them come in for an in-lab sleep study. A considerable lot of our customers have posed similar inquiries you’re presumably thinking at this moment: “What is a sleep study, how does it work, and how do I prepare for it?” Our sleep medicine technologists are prepared for all of these inquiries; and are also trained to provide you with a safe, relaxing, and comfortable experience that’s based on your specific healthcare needs.

However, for those of you, who want a clearer vision and come prepared for the polysomnogram, this article will answer your questions and to help you in attaining a better understanding of the processes involved in your upcoming sleep study.

Polysomnogram or Overnight Sleep Study

A polysomnogram is an overnight sleep study that records brain activity, eye movements, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, body movement, and more. Polysomnograms are used to help diagnose sleep related breathing disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Seizure Disorders, and movement disorder like Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD).

The tests are directed in a way that takes into account a full scope of information gathering for the sleep physician to decipher and infer, regardless of the possibility that the outcomes yielded are tempered by the nervousness your subconscious mind.

What Happens During an Overnight Sleep Study?

When you arrive for your sleep study, you will be met by an enrolled polysomnographic technologist who will be overseeing your sleep study. They will by and large go over your medical history, have you round out any required forms, and assess with you what the study will involve. After gathering your health history and additionally some vitals like your heart rate, the tech will apply screens to see for action in your body as you rest. This will ordinarily include:

1)      Small cup electrodes are attached to your scalp with the help of wires to measure brain activity.

2)      Wire electrodes are taped to your face near the eyes and chin to show muscle activity. These electrodes are used to measure eye movements, thus giving clues to sleep stages.

3)      Elastic belts are fastened around your chest and stomach to measure breathing effort.

4)      A nasal cannula (clear plastic tubing) and small heat monitor to measure all breathing activity.

5)      A wire electrode on each leg to measure muscle activity.

6)      A monitor taped to your finger to detect oxygen levels during the study.

7)      2-3 lead EKG monitors to show heart rate and rhythm.

8)      A small mic applied to your throat to detect snoring.

After you are hooked up to the different machines that will support in taking up the required readings, the sleep expert starts noting down the observation while sitting in the room adjacent to yours. The communication that will take place between you and the technician will be done through an installed intercom system. A series of tests are performed on each device to check the authenticity of the results obtained, and to calibrate the equipment. At the point when the alignments are concluded you are urged to rest, while giving you a chance to take after your own particular schedule. When the calibrations are finalized you are encouraged to sleep, while letting you follow your own routine.

Sleeping during an In-lab Sleep Study

Having the capacity to rest serenely outside of one’s own bed while snared to a heap of wires seems like an unimaginable task. But it’s not. It rarely happens that a sleep study failed because of the patient’s lack of sleep. Regardless of the possibility that you surmise that you didn’t get any rest amid your overnight sleep pattern study, you might be astonished to find that you dozed a great deal more than you could recall. Furthermore, irrespective of the possibility that you truly didn’t get your fill of sleep amid your review, odds are you slept enough to provide a sufficient measure of information for the analysis.

What Happens After A Sleep Study?

In the morning, once you wake up, the monitors and wires are removed before you are allowed to go home or to work. The  data collected is then scored by the technician and evaluated by the Sleep Specialist Dr Himanshu Garg who then draws inference, while keeping in mind your medical history. Once it is done, you are contacted, and if a sleep disorder is detected, possible treatments for the condition will be discussed in the meeting.

At Sleep Cure Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best (and most current) information available regarding everything sleep related. If you have any further questions about sleep studies, sleep disorders, or any other sleep associated questions, feel free to call us at 9871613322,9871162255 and 0124 4104679.

 

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August 30th, 2014 by sleepcureblog

The popularity of routine Health reviews or Executive Health Check as they are called in the subcontinent is growing by the day. Each hospital and Diagnostic center is using innovative ways to market their programs bundling together different tests and packaging them as platinum or gold health package etc etc. The employers are encouraging and very often paying for their employees to get these tests done regularly. Even the government is offering tax deductions for the money spent on the same.

To our surprise none of these checks include any degree of Evaluation of Sleep. By omitting this they miss out on easy opportunity to peep into the “window of someone’s health”. Just by including simple questions like’ how are you sleeping’ or ‘are you waking up refreshed’ or do you ‘feel drowsy during the day’ so many parameters around sleep can be mapped and further evaluation carried out. In our study at a large private hospital in Delhi 1000 consecutive patients were evaluated by STOP BANG questionnaire about Risk of Sleep Apnea and31% had high risk of the same. What a missed opportunity ! to help out the patients (should I say subjects) coming to us for evaluation of their health status and a real chance to impact the ongoing epidemic of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Metabolic Disorders.

Time to WAKE UP TO SLEEP!!

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July 22nd, 2014 by sleepcureblog

It’s that time of year again when parents have to break the bad habits that keep kids up late during the summer months. The switch to an early morning wake-up call that comes with the start of school is the source frustration for parents. Getting kids to put down the playstation controller and get to bed at a decent hour can be met with fits of refusal.

This bedtime battle is in the children’s best interest of course. Kids who use technology late into the night have trouble staying awake and alert in the classroom. Children score higher in school when their parents enforce regular bedtimes.

Children need more sleep than adults for full daytime functioning and healthy long-term development. Individual sleep needs depend on the age. Younger children should get to bed much earlier than their adolescent siblings (see chart below).

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If your child won’t sleep at bedtime it may be a sleep hygiene issue. Nearly a quarter of children have some kind of sleep complaint, whether its outright refusal to sleep or frequent trips to the bathroom.

  1. The first step is to set a regular bedtime for your child, and enforcing it even on weekends. Staying up late on Saturdays may throw off their body clock and make bedtime difficult early in the school week.
  2. A transition period may help children change their bedtime. Try putting them to sleep a half hour earlier every night until you have reached the desired bedtime. Then get them outside in the morning and expose them to sunlight. This can help them get used to being awake earlier by regulating their body clock.
  3. Set an electronics black-out an hour before bedtime. Cell phones, computers and video games all have bright screens that can prevent children from feeling tired at bedtime. The stimulation from video games can also make winding down difficult. Try a reading hour instead and encourage a healthy hobby that can last a lifetime.
  4. Chocolate, cola and caffeine in general should be off limits in the late afternoon and evening. There’s nothing more difficult than trying to get a kid on a so-called “sugar rush” to sleep.

Back to school can be a stressful time for families, but introducing these healthy habits can help kids adjust to early school start times, even if young people aren’t suited for early hours.

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July 21st, 2014 by sleepcureblog

Your bedroom environment can make or break your sleep quality. Keep it dark, cool and comfortable, and keep electronics out.

 

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April 18th, 2014 by sleepcureblog
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Wishing our supporters, members and friends a safe and happy Easter!!!

Who is most at risk?

People with sleep disorders such as Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea
Shiftworkers,long distance truck drivers

What are the warning signs?
• Sleepiness,Eyes closing or going out of focus
• Trouble keeping the head up
• Cannot stop yawning
• Wandering thoughts, difficulty concentrating on driving
• Cannot remember driving the past few kilometres
• Drifting between lanes, off the road or miss signs
• Very heavy eyelids
• Slow blinking

TIPS to prevent drowsy driving
1. Make sure you have had plenty of sleep the night before. Most accidents happen when you have had less than 6 hours sleep.
2. If you have to drive for long periods of time, try to take a short power nap.
3. A buddy system is a great idea and works well – share the driving and share keeping each other awake.
4. Have a break every two hours, get out of the car and walk around for a few minutes.
5. Don’t rely on coffee, loud music, open windows or passengers to keep you awake.
6. If the warning signs are there, you should stop driving and take a break.

How long should a “power nap” be?
A short nap may refresh you enough to continue driving for another couple of hours. Pull over to a quiet spot, put the seat back and take a nap of about 15-20 minutes, no longer. After your nap get out of the car, walk around for 5 minutes and then drive on. Be aware of the signs of drowsiness and avoid the temptation to go just that little bit further.

Does caffeine help?
Caffeine does offer some short term help with alertness which may help for an hour or two. Sugar is not helpful and can make you sleepier after 30-90 minutes than if you had no sugar.

 

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