Sleep is one of the main factors affecting the human brain and the human body. A Sleep Medicine specialist can help you in Spain.
You are provided with a structured programme with a protocol that allows you to obtain a correct diagnosis. This is a very comfortable procedure that allows the patient to move freely during sleep.
What is Polysomnography (Sleep Study)?
Polysomnography, also called a sleep study is a test used to diagnose and assess sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia, etc.
How is the procedure done and what is it for?
Polysomnography is a painless procedure and all you need to do is sleep. You may bring items you use for your bedtime routine such as pyjamas, bedroom slippers, etc to the sleep centre.
A room will be prepared where you will be monitored and observed the entire night. The technicians will place several electrodes (on your head, temples, chest and chin) to monitor and control your heart and respiratory rate.
With the data recorded during the test, the specialist will be able to diagnose your disorder and give you the most appropriate treatment.
What recovery time do I need in Spain?
You only need to stay in Spain long enough to have the test done (carried out over 1 night) and obtain the results to start the treatment. No recovery is required.
- None. Aside from the discomfort of not sleeping in your bed and being observed.
- Check that you have prepared all the personal documentation (credit card, cash, passport, Identity Card…), medical (reports, prescriptions, images…) and travel (confirmation of accommodation booking, travel tickets…)
- If you take medication of any kind not related to the surgery, do not forget to take with you the necessary amount for your stay in Spain, as well as the medical prescription that will allow you to travel with it without problems.
- Once you are in Spain, you will have to make an appointment with your specialist. During this visit, the doctor will open your medical record (for which you will be asked to provide all your medical documentation), perform a physical examination and tell you if any further tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
- If the surgeon has told you to stop taking any medication a few days before the surgery, such as anticoagulants, please do not forget to follow the exact instructions given by the doctor or you will not be able to have the operation!
- Since this is a diagnostic test, it is important that you follow the treatment guidelines given by the specialist based on the results obtained.
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