Diagnostic Tests for Sleep Disorders

  • Ali AltalagEmail author
  • Jeremy Road
  • Pearce Wilcox
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


We are fortunate to have a variety of investigations available when assessing for the large number of sleep breathing disorders, parasomnias, and other sleep abnormalities. In this chapter we review sleep stages and review sleep breathing pathology. We provide a discussion on components of attended and unattended polysomnography and their clinical use.


Sleep disordered breathing Multiple sleep latency Nocturnal oximetry Sleep apnea Narcolepsy Flow-volume loop Polysomnogram Polysomnography Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Maintenance of Wakefulness Test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Altalag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeremy Road
    • 2
  • Pearce Wilcox
    • 2
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
    • 3
  1. 1.Prince Sultan Military Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada

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