What is Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea?

Category: Procedures


Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep to find out what is causing sleep problems such as sleep apnea, when an adult regularly stops breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 24 11
Snoring 15 3
Sleep Apnea Disorder 7 7
Increase effect of another treatment 6 1
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 3 0
Diagnostic assessment 2 0

Show all 31 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea

Side effect Patients
Breathing difficulty 1
Claustrophobia 1
Daytime tiredness 1
Fatigue 1
Insomnia 1
Low oxygen saturation while sleeping 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
yearly 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 12
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1 patient evaluation for Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

See Itsalwayssomething's full Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea history

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Sleep Walking)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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