is performed to assess how the person is sleeping and whether respiratory problems occur during sleep. The main indication for such an examination is the suspicion of a respiratory disorder while asleep. The main symptoms include loud snoring, breaks in breathing while sleeping and a tendency to fall asleep under various circumstances.
This examination is also performed in patients suffering from insomnia who sleep poorly or often wake up at night. It consists of a continuous recording of a person’s sleep, which includes a record of the brain’s electrical activity, eyeball movement, and muscle work during sleep. An important element of the study is also a record of breathing activities: air flow through the airways, chest and abdominal respiratory movements, and oxygen content in blood. In addition, snoring sounds are recorded and body positions during sleep are monitored.
Preparation for the test :
- Preparation of the the Patient for the test (installation of all sensors, filling in the appropriate questionnaire, weighing, measuring) requires an appropriate amount of time, therefore we recommend that the Patient should appear in our Centre around 20:00. If teh Patient would like to freshen up before the examination, there is a bathroom with a shower in the ward.
- Please take your toiletries and a towel. For the examination, you should take 2-piece pyjamas with a shirt that can be unfastened from the front (this will make it easier for us to install electrodes and sensors). For Patients who are used to evening meals, it is possible to prepare such a meal. We kindly ask for such a request earlier.
- We would like to remind you at the same time to take or take with you all medicines taken in the evening and in the morning. This is particularly important for people treated for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases.
It is very important that the Patient does not have too much trouble sleeping in the new place:
- the night before the examination is not asleep,
- refrain from consuming on the day of the test, coffee, strong tea and other beverages containing caffeine, thein, alcohol or other stimulants.