Estudios del sueño

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Estudios del sueño

Cuando se realiza un estudio del sueño, se monitorean los ciclos y las etapas del sueño. Se colocan electrodos para monitorear registros continuos de ondas cerebrales, actividad eléctrica de los músculos, movimientos oculares, frecuencia cardíaca, presión sanguínea, saturación de oxígeno en la sangre y ritmo cardíaco. También se puede utilizar la observación directa. El examen se realiza en personas que sufren de insomnio, sueño excesivo durante el día, apnea obstructiva del sueño y dificultades para respirar o perturbaciones de la conducta durante el sueño.

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  • Last Reviewed on 07/31/2011
  • Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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