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Type 1 sleep study
Known as a Polysomnography and is conducted in a Sleep Unit.
The Polysomnography involves being booked into the sleep unit where you may watch tv, read, drink or other. When you are ready to go to sleep, the nurse/technician on duty will set you up to a series of monitors that are held onto your skin.
Many feel they don’t get a decent night’ sleep, however it is rare that insufficient sleep occurs while wearing all the monitoring equipment so that a diagnosis can be completed. You will be discharged from the sleep unit early in the morning.
Type 2 sleep study
Done in the comfort of your own home.
The Type 2 sleep study has you set up with similar monitors to the sleep unit, however you get to go home and sleep in your own bed, which feels a lot more relaxing for many patients.
However, the Type 2 study does not measure all the parameters of the Type 1 sleep study, but enough for a correct diagnosis.
Type 3 and 4 sleep studies
Type 3 and 4 sleep studies are done in your own home give an indication to the possibility of suffering from OSA, however do not provide enough information for the formal diagnosis.
After completing your sleep study, it will most likely take a couple of weeks before you hear back with the results from your sleep study.
Based on your results, the sleep physician or GP will most likely suggest you either trial the CPAP machine or come back into Dental Sleep Medicine to prepare treatment with a mandibular advancement splint (MAS).
However because OSA has many different causes and some require visiting an Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist, at Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr Gibbins may refer you to see a specialist. For more information, please contact our team by clicking here Contact Us or calling on (07) 4051 4580
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