Question: Do you wear a mask during a sleep study?

If the sleep technician suspects that you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine during the second half of the night in the sleep lab. You may be asked to try on the breathing mask before you go to sleep, to be sure it fits.

Do they monitor your heart during a sleep study?

While you sleep, a technologist monitors your: Brain waves. Eye movements. Heart rate.

Do they watch you during a sleep study?

Throughout the Test As you sleep, the electrodes and other equipment will be monitoring your brain waves, movements, sleep stages, breathing patterns, and so on. The technician will be keeping a close watch on you from another room. Otherwise, you wont be aware of whats happening during the time youre asleep.

What if I cant fall asleep during my sleep study?

If you absolutely cant sleep during your study, you may be able to take a sleeping pill. This is one of the questions to ask ahead of time. Unless you take a prescription sleep aid regularly, youll be able to use a light over the counter medication like melatonin or Benadryl.

What happens if you dont snore during a sleep study?

Even if you dont snore noticeably, you still may have sleep apnea. Patients with cases of diagnosed sleep apnea can call Austin Oral Surgery to schedule an evaluation in which they can learn more about their treatment options.

Can I go to the bathroom during a sleep study?

Patients needing to use the bathroom during the study need only to notify the technologist. He or she will unhook one or two central connections, which will enable you to get up and walk to the bathroom. Does the test hurt? The test is non-invasive and not painful.

Is it bad to wake up a snoring person?

Sleeping beside someone who snores loudly can be a challenge, especially if you are a light sleeper. Most people can get used to their partners snoring over time and its usually not a cause for concern.

Does using CPAP weaken lungs?

Although further study is needed to make any definitive determinations on a greater risk of pneumonia for sleep apnea sufferers, we do know that a CPAP machine, hose and mask that are not well maintained can lead to bronchitis, respiratory and sinus infections as well as pneumonia.

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