Disorders That Disrupt Sleep (Parasomnias) (cont.)
Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Anthony M Murro, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Stephen Berman, MD, PhD
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Exams and Tests
These are the most important items for parasomnia evaluation:
Polysomnography (sleep test)
This test is usually conducted in a sleep study center. The patient sleeps at the center, and the following parameters are monitored:
These parameters are monitored as the person passes through the various sleep stages. Characteristic patterns from the electrodes are recorded while the person is awake with eyes closed and during sleep. Continuous audiovisual recording monitors physical activity during sleep.
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