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Sleep Disorder Diagnosis

Professionals use a variety of tests to diagnose sleep disorders. Learn about sleep studies, questionnaires, and other techniques used in the diagnostic process.
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Hypersomnia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Fitness trackers may track sleep with wearable technology by measuring movements, heart rate, or other factors
How to Use Fitness Trackers for Sleep Improvement
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How Actigraphy and Activity Monitors Track Sleep
Insomnia
Using a Sleep Log or Sleep Diary to Diagnose Insomnia
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What to Expect in an MRI of the Head and Brain
A man dozing while reading would score highly on the Epworth sleepiness scale
How Does the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Assess You?
woman having an EEG
Electroencephalogram (EEG): Uses, Procedure, Results
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Causes of Short Duration Sleep and Restriction
Man snoring loudly
Overview of Home Testing for Sleep Apnea
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Tests for Erection Problems and Penile Tumescence
What to expect in overnight sleep study testing includes how to prepare, what happens during the study, and when results are interpreted
Overnight Sleep Study: Uses, Procedure, Results
Overnight oximetry can measure oxygen levels during sleep and ensure optimal CPAP therapy response
Overnight Pulse Oximetry Test to Evaluate Oxygen Levels
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Learn About Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI) in Sleep
Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
Narcolepsy is diagnosed with sleep tests including a polysomnogram and multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT) to confirm the diagnosis
Diagnosis of Narcolepsy With Sleep Latency Testing
Choosing a sleep doctor requires reviewing their training, board certification, and the resources the specialist has available to help you
How to Select a Sleep Doctor Who Is Right for You
Visiting a sleep doctor
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
sleep study
7 Diagnostic Tests for Sleep Disorders
Preparing for a sleep study may include avoiding insomnia with good sleep habits, relaxation techniques, or sleeping pills
Tips to Prepare for a Sleep Study and Avoid Insomnia
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Job Features, Training, and Salary Info of a Sleep Tech