Sleep Testing

Overview

Definition

Polysomnography (PSG) is a study of sleep cycles and sleep behavior. It is usually done in a sleep center overnight. This study involves observing a person at sleep while charting brain waves and other bodily functions.

Possible Complications

There are no major complications associated with this procedure.

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

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a (Polysomnogram; Overnight Sleep Study; Rapid Eye Movement Studies)

RESOURCES

American Academy of Sleep Medicine http://www.aasmnet.org 

National Sleep Foundation http://www.sleepfoundation.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Better Sleep Council Canada http://www.bettersleep.ca 

Canadian Sleep Society http://www.canadiansleepsociety.ca 

References

Polysomnography. Boston Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1468/mainpageS1468P0.html. Accessed June 21, 2016.