Home Sleep Test
Elifce Medical Health Services carries out the test for the detection of sleep diseases with serious negative effects on health and quality of life at the patients' home.
The sleep test is the recording and evaluation of all night sleep according to various parameters in order to make the diagnosis of many sleep diseases and accordingly to make accurate and effective treatment planning.
A home sleep test is carried out in an environment in which the patient is accustomed to sleep, feels comfortable and can perform his / her activities before bedtime.
In the home sleep test, the electrodes and sensors connected to certain parts of the body record the sleep stages, cycle, sleep mobility and body functions. The data obtained are evaluated by our specialist doctor and diagnosed.
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The sleep test is used to assess sleep apnea findings and to diagnose sleep disorders. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by a period of time during which the breathing stops for a while and continues again. Symptoms of sleep apnea;
- Daytime sleepiness
- Voice and continuous snoring
- Breathing periods during breathing and breathing hunger
- Resting sleep
The sleep test is also used to diagnose other sleep disorders.
- Narcolepsy (daytime, deep sleep attacks)
- Fainting with sleep (seizure)
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Chronic insomnia (difficulty falling asleep)
- REM sleep behavior disorders (sleepwalker)
The national heart, lung and blood institute warns that untreated sleep disorders increase the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke.
Polysomnography; It is the name of the patient who is used in the diagnosis of sleep disorders such as snoring, sleep apnea, periodic leg movements during sleep and night sleep, by measuring the brain waves, eye movements, respiratory activities, oxygen percentage in the blood and muscle activity for at least 6-8 hours.
With the experience of the Central Hospital, you can perform a sleep test safely in your natural sleep without having to go into hospital stress on your own bed with a mobile polysomnography device. You can learn the causes of your sleep problem through this test and plan your treatment.
Our specialist sleep technicians come to your house at the scheduled hour. Within 15 minutes, the polysomnography device makes the connections of the electrodes ready, starts to record and leaves home. The next morning, he arrives at your house early and takes delivery of the device and the records in it.
Hair must be clean. Clean hair is important for the healthy adhesion of scalp electrodes. Do not use moisturizer after shower and do not apply spray on hair and products containing oil. Remove any nail polishes and nails.
The technician takes about 30 to 45 minutes before the study;
- 12 EEG electrodes showing brain waves and eye movements to the head region,
- Chest and abdomen showing respiratory movements,
- Chest electrodes showing heart rhythms,
- Leg electrodes showing leg movements,
- Jaw electrodes showing muscle tone,
- Mounts a finger probe that shows the microphone and oxygen saturation.
Through this electrode and sensors, brainwaves, heart electrodes (ECG), respiratory movements and respiratory sounds, eye movements, leg muscle activities, pulse and oxygen levels in the blood will be recorded overnight.
Once the electrodes are connected and connected, you can watch TV or read a book until recording is started. When your sleep comes, the lights are turned off and the sleep operation is started.
A total of 1000 pages of data are recorded overnight during the sleep test. In order to make a diagnosis, these data will be reviewed and interpreted by Neurology Specialist Physician. The patient counselor will contact you as soon as possible and let you know that your report is ready.