Polysomnography

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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A male with muscle spasms is tired and sleepy throughout the day. What could this be?

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, 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 falls ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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 th...  Read Full »

Why do I have excessive daytime sleepiness? How to treat it?

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 »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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 e...  Read Full »

My son is feeling sleepy all the time. What is his problem?

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 doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does he snore? Is he having problems like interrupted sleep, morning headaches? Is his TSH normal? Most likely, he is having sleep apnea. It is a condition characterized by temporary cessation of respiration in sleep leading to interrupted sleep, low oxygen levels in bloo...  Read Full »

My full body feels numb when I wake up. What could be wrong?

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, etc. I had this issue for a long time but it was n...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

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 polysomnogra...  Read Full »

How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and secondary pulmonary hypertension two years back. I am using a CPAP but, not too regularly now. When sleeping, I often feel a blockage of my air passage, especially while exhaling, as if suddenly clogged by some tissues. This would repeat...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to find your apnea score. You must have done polysomnography before using the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. Kindly share the reports so that we can know your apnea score. OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can be treated by the surgical removal...  Read Full »

Is Promethazine effective to treat insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to sleep, and I wake up frequently. I suffer from nightmares, and with daytime fatigue. I need a medication that is non-addictive. Is Promethazine an effective medication for sedation in the treatment of adults with insomnia?  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding insomnia. Promethazine is a sedative, but it will not help in insomnia. It will affect the quality of sleep. I will suggest you first go for a polysomnography to find out actual reason of insomnia, then start ...  Read Full »

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