Sleep Specialist in Frisco TX
Sleep is important for your health and well-being. Learn more about our sleep evaluation and in-home sleep studies to help get your health back on track. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034.
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What does a sleep study evaluate?
What can a sleep study diagnose?
What is an at-home sleep study test?
Can getting enough sleep help me lose weight?
A sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is a test performed while a person sleeps in order to assess their sleep habits and diagnose any sleep disorders that may be present. During polysomnography, several different areas of the body are analyzed, factoring in how they are functioning while the patient sleeps. The areas most often assessed are the brain waves, breathing patterns, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and the movements of the eyes and legs during sleep.
During the course of the polysomnography, the sleep cycles and stages are monitored, recorded and analysed in order to identify any disruptions to the sleep patterns and determine what is causing them.
Sleep studies are used to analyze the sleep patterns and identify any disruptions that are causing a person to be unable to get a solid and restful night’s sleep. They are often recommended by a person’s primary care physician when there are symptoms present to indicate that a person might be suffering from some type of sleep disorder. With the sleep study, the patient’s sleep stages and cycles are recorded and analyzed to pinpoint any times that they are disrupted and determine the cause of the disruption.
Sleep disruptions can include sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep walking, or other unusual behaviors that occur while a person sleeps. Many different aspects of the body and its functions are monitored during a sleep study, such as brain waves, heart rate, breathing pattern, blood oxygen level, limb movement, eye movement, body position, and snoring. All of these can be closely analyzed to make a diagnosis on the presence of a sleep disorder or other factor that is affecting a person’s ability to get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling rested.
You will be provided with the necessary equipment from your doctor or the clinic performing the sleep study, and instructed on the proper use of it to ensure the best and most accurate results. They can provide you with all of the necessary details for your individual test and let you know how to reach them should you have any questions when it comes time for the actual test.
Many people don’t realize that sleep can play a huge part in your ability to gain and lose weight. While we sleep, our bodies use this time to recover and recharge from the day. Getting an inadequate amount of sleep on a regular basis can be very detrimental to a person’s health and cause a wide range of health issues. Lack of sleep has been linked to an increase in calorie intake, as well as appetite, causing people to consume more calories. Getting enough sleep can help to control late night snacking, as well as regulating the body’s metabolism, and increasing the energy levels during waking hours. People who get an adequate amount of sleep are much more likely to engage in physical activity and perform better when they are physically active. Overall, getting enough sleep every night is vital to our ongoing health and well-being. If you are experiencing issues with your sleep, feeling tired all the time, or suspect that you might have a sleep disorder, reach out to the team at OmniLife Wellness today. Our trained specialists can evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for a sleep study to get to the bottom of your sleep issues. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Prosper TX, Addison TX, Plano TX, and Colony TX.