Frequently asked sleep questions
- Can you have more than one sleep disorder?
- What is a sleep study consultation?
- What will a sleep specialist do?
- How many apneas per hour are normal?
- How long does a sleep study take?
The overnight sleep study called polysomnograph, takes about 6 to 7 hours.
- What are the 5 types of sleep disorders?
- Can you sleep without knowing it?
Some people who are extremely sleepy can go in to what is called microsleep and they may not be aware of it.
- Can I watch TV during a sleep study?
Before you fall asleep, you can.
- What should you not do before a sleep study?
Do not drink alcholol, caffeinated beverages or other stimulants before a sleep study.
- What happens at a sleep clinic?
- Why do I wake up gasping for air when I sleep?
- What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?
- Excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Loud snoring.
- Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep.
- Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking.
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.
- Morning headache.
- Difficulty concentrating during the day.
- Why do I hold my breath when I sleep?
On the side or on you stomach as opposed to on your back (supine) to reduce the risk of sleep apnea.
- Does sleep apnea ever go away?
Losing weight can help reduce the risk or cure obstructive sleep apnea in many people although some may have it for genetic reasons
- Can Sleep Apnea kill you?
Yes, it can be serious and fatal if untreated especially if you have severe sleep apnea