Polysomnography is a test that is used to diagnose sleep disorders. It is otherwise called a sleep study. This diagnostic test records the brain waves, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate, breathing, and eye movements. Polysomnography is indicated in people having daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and frequent nighttime wake-up episodes.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic paresthesia. My full body feels like dead in sleep. When I wake up and reposition myself, it will take time for the blood to start flowing from my leg to upper body. I can feel it flowing and entering my kidneys, liver. I had this issue for a long time but it was not thi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to a sleep disorder or thyroid gland dysfunction. A connective tissue disorder (arthritis) cannot be excluded either. For this reason, I recommend performing a polysomnogram a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding a male aged 48 with high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and overweight. He has muscle spasms or shakes, drops things because of this, and cannot stay awake during the day. It affects his driving and family life. He can nap for a few hours and when he gets up ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is clear that he has obstructive sleep apnea which causes interrupted sleep during the night due to obstruction of the nasopharyngeal air flow. As a consequence, he becomes sleepy in the daytime. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires: Polysomnography. Over the... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My son of 23 years is feeling sleepy all the time, walks while sleeping, sleeps while standing and falls asleep while traveling in a car. He has concentration problems and very irritable. He is overweight. Of late, even his speech is not very clear. What is the problem? Which specialty do... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is he experiencing symptoms such as snoring, disrupted sleep, or morning headaches? It's possible that he could be dealing with sleep apnea, a condition marked by temporary breathing pauses during sleep, leading to fragmented sleep and lowered blood oxygen levels, as wel... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. My weight is 85 kilograms, and I have a height of 5 feet 3 inch. I have excessive daytime sleepiness for the past three years. It got started in me before three years, and my parents took me to the local GP immediately. They did blood tests and told that I have... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have obstructive sleep apnea. Please say about other symptoms whether you had snoring, interrupted sleep, unrefreshed sleep, and morning headaches. If you had these symptoms, it supports the diagnosis. It is a condition characterized by obstruction of upper airway esp... Read Full »