n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Use of a sleep laboratory in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders : main article

Volume 24, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Sleep laboratories are useful for assistance in diagnosing certain sleep disorders. <BR>Sleep laboratories are ideal for the investigation of disorders of excessive sleep. <BR>Polysomnography is best done in a laboratory setting, with continuous monitoring by a technician. <BR>Multiple sleep latency tests are indicated for the investigation of narcolepsy. <BR>After a good history, a sleep diary is usually the best investigation for insomnia. <BR>A sleep test is only as good as the clinician interpreting it. When in doubt, get expert assistance.

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