What are they used for?
What to expect
You will be asked about your symptoms and any medication you are taking. A clinician will measure your height and weight and calculate your body mass index.
- Respiratory sleep test: During the test, you will be connected to a monitor that will record your breathing, oxygen levels, heart rate and snoring while you sleep. If your doctor wants to test your carbon dioxide levels you will be asked to wear a small clip in your earlobe and be give a blood gas test when you wake up.
- Polysomnography: If basic tests don’t provide clear results, you may be referred for a polysomnograph, which is a more complex test used to measure brain waves, eye movements, muscle movements, breathing and heart activity. You will be connected to a monitor while you sleep. If you have problems staying awake during the day you may be asked to stay awake as long as you can while sitting in a quiet, semi-darkened room.
What can they diagnose?
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Request a call back from the Ridgeway Respiratory Services team to discuss your personalised diagnostic tests.