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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers who have a Sleep Lab for sleep testing.

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

edical Port only works with the best and most prestigious health providers in Portugal to provide you with quality clinical diagnostics. Our health check-up programs were developed in partnership with two private health providers.

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Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Medical Checkups in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon aims to prevent, find and treat diseases in order for people to live a healthy and satisfying life

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Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Every member of the team is a highly trained professional and meets the standards for delivering quality care. All staff is committed to delivering the highest quality care.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The center is characterized by accurate examinations performed by staff members with abundant experience in medical practice, and a complete system with which patients are followed up in cooperation with other facilities in the hospital.

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Clinique de L'Alma

The surgical consultation aims to establish a first contact with the surgeon in charge of your intervention. The anesthesia consultation allows you to exchange with the anesthesiologist - resuscitator, who will be in charge of all the anesthesia during your intervention.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Early diagnosis with ‘Check-Up’ Taking necessary measures before illness starts will help you to stay healthy. You can identify your health problems with ‘Check-Up’ in advance and get a chance of early diagnosis and treatment.

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Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales brings all types of complete medical health and body check up packages and plans for diabetes check up, cancer check up and heart check up for male & female.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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About Sleep Lab

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is a sleep lab?

This is a room specially designed and equipped to perform sleep studies. They usually have equipment used to record information taken during the study.


What is a sleep study?

This is a test that records what happens to your body during sleep. There are two main types of sleep which are rapid eye movement (REM) and nonrapid eye movement (NREM). In normal cases, NREM and REM alternate 4- 5 times in a night’s sleep. If there is a change in this cycle it may cause sleep problems.


Why is a sleep study done?

A sleep study is done to investigate the cause of your sleep problems. These include;

  • Sleep apnea which is regular stops in breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer
  • Night terrors
  • Excessive snoring
  • Sleepwalking
  • Narcolepsy (problem staying awake.)
  • Bedwetting
  • Insomnia
  • Shift work sleeping disorder
  • Periodic limb movement disorder

Types of sleep studies

Polysomnogram study

This involves attaching electrodes to your head and body with glue and tape. The electrodes record your brain activity, heart rate and rhythm, eye movement, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, breathing rate and rhythm, the flow of air through your nose and mouth, body muscle movements, the amount of snoring and belly and chest movements.

An oximeter (small clip) is placed on your earlobe or tip of your index finger to measure your blood oxygen levels. Soft elastic belts are placed on your chest and belly to measure your breathing. The oximeter, soft elastic belts, and electrodes are all designed to be as comfortable as possible and should not make sleep difficult.

As the test begins you will be asked to do things such as move your legs and blink your eyes to ensure the equipment is working correctly. As you sleep the recording equipment will record your activities and movements as you sleep. A technician in a separate room checks the recordings. If you suffer sleep apnea you may be asked to wear a mask that is connected to a continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP). This delivers extra oxygen and increases the air pressure in your throat so that your airway is more open when you breathe in. You will need to spend at least 6 hours overnight in the sleep lab.


Multiple sleep latency test

This test will require you to stay in the sleep lab overnight and part of the next day. During this test, you will take naps after every two hours once the nighttime sleep test is done. You are given 20 minutes to fall asleep. If you take a nap you are woken after 15 minutes. In between the naps you try to stay awake. A technician records the time it takes a patient to fall asleep for the naps as well as the sleep patterns during the naps.


Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)

For this test you will need to stay at the sleep lab overnight and part of the next day. During the day you will try to stay awake without napping. The information is recorded with the same equipment used in a polysomnographic study.


How It Feels

Sleep studies are painless. The glue can easily be washed off after the test.

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