During a sleep study, your breathing, heart rate, and movements are monitored. Sensors collect data and compile a detailed report that helps in the diagnostic process.
Sleep is an important part of your cardiovascular health and overall wellbeing. Symptoms of disordered or inadequate sleep are restless sleep, lack of energy, and morning headaches. Snoring and gasping while sleeping are often present as well but their absence doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a sleep disturbance.
Problems with sleep can have many consequences including hypertension, arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, risk for atherosclerosis, and poor mood and performance. The data obtained from a home sleep study can be used to determine if a sleep disorder is present, and if so what the best treatment option might be.