These patients should only have in-lab, monitored sleep studies:
Patients with another significant medical condition including:
- Congestive heart failure
- Neuromuscular disease
- Moderate to severe pulmonary disease-COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease):
Patients suspected to have other sleep disorders such as:
- Central sleep apnea- disorder when your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.
- Periodic limb movement disorder- Periodic limb movements in sleep are repetitive movements, typically in the lower limbs, that occur in the every 20 to 40 seconds.
- Insomnia (Latin for “no sleep”)- The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It can be acute (temporary- lasting less than 1 month) or chronic- lasting months to years
- Parasomnia- Refers to all abnormalities that can happen to individuals while sleeping. E/G: sleep-related eating disorder, sleep walking, night terrors, sleep paralysis, sleep aggression.
- Narcolepsy – A neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime.