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Sleep studies enable doctors to measure how much and how well you sleep. They also
help show whether you have sleep problems and how severe they are.
Sleep studies are important because untreated sleep disorders can increase your
risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and other medical conditions.
People usually are not aware of their breathing and movements while sleeping. They
may never think to talk to their doctors about sleep and health-related issues that
may be linked to sleep problems.
Doctors can diagnosis and treat sleep disorders. Talk to your doctor if you feel
tired or very sleepy while at work or school most days of the week. You also may
want to talk to your doctor if you often have trouble falling or staying asleep,
or if you wake up too early and are not able to get back to sleep. These are common
signs of a sleep disorder.
How to Prepare
For your sleep study appointment, ensure that your skin and hair are clean when you arrive—don't use
any heavy or thick lotions or hair products. Washcloths and towels are available at the center to remove any
remaining makeup or lotion before your study begins and for cleanup following the