Split-night versus full-night polysomnography: Comparison of the first and second parts of the night


Ciftci B., Ciftci T. , Guven S. F.

ARCHIVOS DE BRONCONEUMOLOGIA, vol.44, no.1, pp.3-7, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1579-2129(08)60002-6
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS DE BRONCONEUMOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-7

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In a split-night study, the first part consists of standard polysomnography (PSG) for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome while the second part is used to establish a suitable level of continuous positive airway pressure. The aim of our study was to compare the sleep and respiratory parameters during the first 3 hours of the night with the values found during the remainder of sleep and during the whole night.